Tonight's guest on AFRICAN AMERICAN TALK RADIO is PASTOR | MUSICIAN | MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER T.L. Barrett.
To many on Chicago’s South Side, Barrett has been known for more than four decades as an activist and pastor... To record collectors, he’s known for recording a classic, much-sought gospel record.
T.L. Barrett is a complicated figure. Context colors perceptions of the man. To many on Chicago’s South Side, Barrett has been known for more than four decades as an activist and pastor, an influential figure in the city’s black community, and an active participant in numerous projects and initiatives intended to improve social and economic conditions on the South Side. To record collectors, he’s known for recording the classic, much-sought gospel record Like A Ship…(Without A Sail). To his parishioners, Barrett (who continues to minister) acts as a social conscious by preaching a doctrine of personal responsibility and is a champion of economic development. To music critics and collectors, he was the purveyor of top-notch gospel recordings. The one certainty Barrett proves is that the complexities and contrasting elements of lives are what make individuals so compelling.
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