Preview of PBS docuseries 'Gospel' offered at Coshocton County District Library

COSHOCTON – The Coshocton County District Library and WOUB public media are partnering on a free 30-minute preview of the upcoming PBS docuseries "Gospel" at 6 p.m. Feb. 6 at the main library, 655 Main St.

From the blues to hip hop, African Americans have been the driving force of sonic innovation for over a century. Musical styles come and go, but there’s one sound that has been a constant source of strength, courage and wisdom from the pulpit to the choir lofts on any given Sunday, according to a PBS press release. The new series from Henry Louis Gates Jr. will dig deep into the origin story of black spirituality through sermon and song.

Following the screening, Philip Tabler will present on the influence music had on African Americans in pre-civil rights America. He is the music department chair at Valor Christian College and a board-certified music therapist.

The series premiers on Feb. 12 and 13 on PBS with a special companion concert on Feb. 9. For more information on the series, go to

This article originally appeared on Coshocton Tribune: PBS 'Gospel' preview planned at Coshocton library next month