Honoring Congresswoman Shelia Jackson Lee
“The Woman, the Legend, the Leader”
Friday, August 16, 2013
Congresswoman Lee along with Senator Blanche Lincoln were the writers of the resolution declaring the month of September as “Gospel Music Heritage Month”. This year marks the sixth year passing unanimously in both Congress and the House of this resolution that is submitted annually by Congresswoman Jackson Lee. Gospel music has been the foundation for so many other styles of music; it is only appropriate that we take the time to celebrate what gospel music has been to this country. Gospel music is a beloved art form unique to the United States, spanning decades, generations, and races; and it is one of the cornerstones of the musical tradition of the United States that has grown beyond its roots to achieve pop-culture and historical relevance.
The “Gala” promises to be a wonderful and entertaining evening of music, dance, a guest speaker, as well a great meal that I am certain you will enjoy. This event is preface to the 5th Annual Celebration of Gospel Music Heritage Month which will be held on September 16, 2013 at the Kennedy Center in our nation’s capitol in Washington, D. C. and on September 27, 2013 in Houston at the George R. Brown Convention Center, where we will kick-off these two celebrations.
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