Hollywood may continue to either whitewash or shut out actors of color in leading roles, but they know when it comes gospel music, no one does it better than the black church. Gospel music has a long and beautiful legacy in the African-American community; every song carries our tears, our pain and the love we share for the Most High.
The Urban Daily has compiled a list of some of our favorite gospel moments in film. Which one is your favorite?
“Imitation of Life” (1959)–Mahalia Jackson performs “Trouble of The World”
“The Color Purple” (1985)–Margaret Avery) performs “God Is Trying To Tell You Something”
“The Preacher’s Wife” (1996)–Whitney Houston Performs “I Love The Lord”
“The Fighting Temptations” (2003)–Angie Stone and Eddie LeVert perform “Rain Down”
“Sister Act 2″ (1993)– Lauryn Hill Performs “Joyful, Joyful”