About this Event
1570 Granville Pike, Lancaster, OH 43130
Please join us for a special screening of GOSPEL, followed by a presentation by Philip C. Tabler and Michael Johnson.
Date: Tuesday, February 20
Time: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Format: In-Person and Streaming
Register at: ohio.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0CBRr7fWG4QBE2y
GOSPEL is a new four-hour docuseries that explores the rich history of Black spirituality through sermon and song from executive producer, host, and writer Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
About Guest Speaker, Philip C. Tabler:
Mr. Philip C. Tabler is a Professor of Music at Valor Christian College pursuing a Doctorate of Higher Education from OHIO. He studied music and developed an ear for Gospel Music at an early age. Growing up in a black church and playing piano and organ enabled his gifts and appreciation to emerge and develop. A constant student, Professor Tabler continues to explore the power of music, and being a Board-Certified Music Therapist enables him to share from academic, intellectual, and emotional points of view.
About Guest Speaker, Michael Johnson:
Michael Johnson is a lifelong resident of Lancaster, Ohio. He is a graduate of Lancaster High School and earned a degree in history from Ohio University. He is the Marketing Director for the Fairfield County Heritage Association and the Museum Director for the Sherman House Museum.
Michael serves on the Visit Fairfield County Board of Directors, is a member of the Untold Stories Committee for the America 250 Commission, is a member of the Sherman Rotary and the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB) Committee at the Lancaster-Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce. He is also a certified cemetery conservator and enjoys cleaning headstones and restoring cemeteries.
About Michael’s Presentation "Uncovering Lancaster's Black History”:
Lancaster, Ohio has an interesting black history that has been under-told, under-appreciated and often segregated to a specific section of the city. Join Michael Johnson as he uncovers some of the area's black historical figures, along with the unique challenges that they faced, from the founding of Lancaster to the Civil War.
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