Historically Black Tennessee State University Receives Archives of Gospel Singer Bobby Jones

Tennessee State University in Nashville received a donation of the archives of Grammy Award-winning gospel singer Bobby Jones. The collection of recordings and television videotapes from Bobby Jones Gospel and Video Gospel, shown on Black Entertainment Television, have an appraised value of $6 million. The archives will be made available for scholarly research.

At the age of 19, Bobby Jones graduated from Tennessee State University. He holds a master’s degree from Tennessee State and a doctorate from Vanderbilt University.