Performers Note Black History

BK Davis Black History

The gospel and jazz music at a Black History Month celebration Saturday afternoon drew more than quiet toe-tapping from the audience. Many clapped their hands and shouted encouragement to a trio of musicians and the Pauline Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church choir, performing in the Salem City Council chambers. “You know, we’re not at a funeral this afternoon,” the Rev. Nellie B. Thompson told the 50-member audience. She is copaster or the Salem church, whic sponsored the celebration. “If you’ve never heard music from the South, you’re hearing it now. “They’re only putting into it what … [Read more...]