april, 2022

02apr2:00 pm4:00 pmThe Gospel Truth: Stories Behind Your Favorite HymnsEvent is now sold out. Call the Morris Center to be put on waiting list.

Event Details

Clap your hands and tune into gospel music history. Musicologist Dr. Eric Crawford shares the stories behind some traditional gospel hymns performed live by Pastor Elijah White and the Blessed Ones.

Board of Elections and Voter Registration of Jasper County will be onsite to check your registration status or to register you to vote.

Eric Crawford is the author of Gullah Spirituals: The Sound of Freedom and Protest in the South Carolina Sea Islands. He graduated from the Catholic University of America and holds a Ph.D. in musicology. Crawford’s Gullah Spirituals paints the Gullah Geechee songs from their early beginning in West Africa to their arrival in the southern United States. 

Pastor Elijah White is the founder of the Blessed Ones. A native of Jasper County, he is the pastor of Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church.


(Saturday) 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage

10782 S. Jacob Smart Blvd.