ABWH-TV Discusses The Clark Sisters movie Thursday, 5/7 at 3 EST

Our thoughts are with those affected by COVID-19 in the U.S. and around the globe. We pray that this email finds you and your families safe. We would be honored if you would join us for another exciting premiere of ABWH-TV on Thursday, May 7 at 2 CST/3 EST. In Episode 3, we present our panel of experts discussing the Lifetime original movie The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel.

About our panelists

Treva Lindsey @divafeminist

Dr. Lindsey, Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at The Ohio State University, specializes in African American women’s history, Black popular and expressive culture, Black feminism(s), hip-hop studies, critical race and gender theory, and sexual politics. Her first book is Colored No More: Reinventing Black Womanhood in Washington D.C. She is widely published in academic journals and has guest contributed to a number of podcasts, news programs, and blogs.

Tammy L. Kernodle @kernodle_l

Dr. Kernodle, Professor of Musicology at Miami University of Ohio, is a musician and a scholar whose research interests focus on music (classical, popular, and jazz), race, and gender. Her first book is Soul on Soul: The Life and Music of Mary Lou Williams, and she served as Associate Editor of the three-volume Encyclopedia of African American Music. She is widely published in journals and anthologies and appears in popular documentaries on Black musical luminaries Mary Lou Williams and Miles Davis. She currently serves as president of the Society for American Music.

Marc Anthony Neal @NewBlackMan

Dr. Neal, James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of African and African American Studies at Duke University, is the author of several works, including What the Music Said: Black Popular Music and Black Public Culture and co-editor of That’s the Joint: A Hip-Hop Studies Reader. He is the founding director of the Center for Arts, Digital Culture and Entrepreneurship at Duke where he offers courses on Black masculinity, popular culture, and digital humanities. A frequent contributor on Black culture, he is host of the weekly podcast Left of Black and pens the blog New Black Man.

Guthrie Ramsey @DrGuyMusiQology

Dr. Ramsey is a musicologist, pianist, composer, documentary filmmaker, curator, and the Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor of Music at the University of Pennsylvania.  A widely published author, his books include Race Music: Black Cultures from Bebop to Hip-Hop. As the leader of the band Dr. Guy’s MusiQology, he has released three CDs. He has performed around the country with his band and as a composer, including a musical work honoring the centennial of the NAACP. He is the founder and editor of the popular blog Musiqology.com.

Shennette Garrett @EbonRebel

Dr. Garrett-Scott, Associate Professor of History and African American Studies at the University of Mississippi and ABWH Vice Director, moderates the discussion. Her work centers on race, gender, and capitalism. She is the author of Banking on Freedom: Black Women in U.S. Finance Before the New Deal.

About our panel

The guests discuss various parts of the film, ranging from insights about Dr. Mattie Moss Clark and the Clark Sisters as well as Black women’s contemporary and historical experiences in the Black church, the music industry, and U.S. culture and society. 

How to watch

How to watch ABWH-TV

On Thursday, May 7 before 12 noon EST, we will email to the listserv, post on social media, and post on the ABWH website a link to the YouTube premiere of Episode 3.

Share your thoughts on Facebook, Twitter (@ABWHTruth), and Instagram (@ABWHTruth) during and after the premiere using the hashtag #ABWHClarkSisters. The moderator, ABWH Vice Director Shennette Garrett-Scott, will be posting live during the premiere.

The YouTube video of the episode will be available for streaming on demand after the premiere.

How to watch The Clark Sisters Movie

If you have not seen The Clark Sisters movie, it is available on the streaming services Hulu, Philo, and Lifetime. It is available on demand with most cable providers.

Catch past episodes of ABWH-TV

Ep. 1 – Dressed in Dreams: A Black Girl’s Love Letter to the Power of Fashion featuring Tanisha C. Ford

Ep. 2 – Our Experts Discuss the Netflix Series Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C. J. Walker

Also check out social media @ABWHTruth #ABWHSelfMade