The 2017 Black History African American calendar focuses on the history of Gospel music. Take a musical journey through the history of Gospel music, from its roots in Negro spirituals to church-based music to the more polished sounds of today. Gospel music, one of the most important of all American-born music genres, has influenced blues, jazz and rock and roll. Sing hallelujah all year round as you learn about key pioneers of Gospel! All calendars include Black History dates and facts throughout the year.