Lucie Eddie Campbell-Williams

CAMPBELL-WILLIAMS, Lucie Eddie. b. Duck Hill, Mississippi, 30 April 1885; d. Nashville, Tennessee, 3 January 1963.  Early years, education, and career Hymn writer, singer, music director, educator, and mentor to scores of African American church musicians, Campbell, one of nine children, was the daughter of formerly enslaved African Americans in Mississippi. She rose to be one of the most important figures of her era in African American gospel song, and the most prominent voice in shaping the musical culture of the National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc. for nearly half a century. She was elected music director of the Sunday School and the Baptist Training Union, a position she held...

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