University of Georgia Special Collections Libraries
Parade of Quartets

PARADE OF QUARTETS

1984-2006

The collection consists of hundreds of hours of footage (videotapes) from "Parade of Quartets," which since 1954 has been an on-going gospel program airing on WJBF-TV in Augusta, Georgia. This collection documents decades of regional gospel music performances, religious practices, and political activities, and represents possibly the largest collection of gospel performance footage at any North American library. The collection is a rare example of a sustained African American media presence on a southern television affiliate.