“The History of Gospel” was hosted at the White House for a select group of youth who traveled from all over the country, including Hawaii, New Jersey, California, Virginia, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama and Maryland.
The educational workshop was introduced by First Lady Michelle Obama, hosted by Grammy Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli and featured some of the best musicians in the country talking about and performing soulful classics. Special musical guests included Michelle Williams, Lyle Lovett, Darlene Love, Rhiannon Giddens and Rodney Crowell, who joined the First Lady and Santelli on stage to share their experiences, as well as answer questions from students.
At the event, the First Lady encouraged the student guests to draw strength from the stories of success and failure that the artists shared and to recognize that regardless of their career choices, education is the pathway to success. First Lady Obama said, “The main thing I want young people who come through this house to understand is that life is inevitably filled with hurdles. But the best way to prepare yourself for recovering from that failure is to get your education. So if you’re passionate about anything, whether its music or business or medicine or rocket science, school is your pathway. Education is your pathway.”
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