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File #: 18-6429    Version: 1 Name: HONORING THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF GOSPEL MUSIC AND DON JACKSON
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 10/12/2018 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 10/16/2018 Final action: 10/16/2018
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING NATIONAL MUSEUM OF GOSPEL MUSIC AND DON JACKSON WHEREAS, the National Museum of Gospel Music is the nation's first museum dedicated to celebrating the impact of the Gospel music industry; and WHEREAS, the National Museum of Gospel Music will be constructed at the former site of the Pilgrim Baptist Church in Chicago's Bronzeville community, the church of its late long-time music director Dr. Thomas Dorsey, who is recognized as the father of Gospel music; and WHEREAS, through the National Museum of Gospel Music, the lives and legacy of Gospel music will be preserved and accessible to the public via a state-of-the art facility; and WHEREAS, Don Jackson is the Founder and Chairman of the National Museum of Gospel Music, and WHEREAS, Don Jackson is the Chief Executive Officer of Central City Productions, Inc., a national television production, sales, and syndication company based in Chicago; and WHEREAS, Don Jackson is the founder of the Steller Gos...
Sponsors: TONI PRECKWINKLE (President)

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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

 

HONORING NATIONAL MUSEUM OF GOSPEL MUSIC AND DON JACKSON

 

WHEREAS, the National Museum of Gospel Music is the nation’s first museum dedicated to celebrating the impact of the Gospel music industry; and

 

WHEREAS, the National Museum of Gospel Music will be constructed at the former site of the Pilgrim Baptist Church in Chicago’s Bronzeville community, the church of its late long-time music director Dr. Thomas Dorsey, who is recognized as the father of Gospel music; and

 

WHEREAS, through the National Museum of Gospel Music, the lives and legacy of Gospel music will be preserved and accessible to the public via a state-of-the art facility; and

 

WHEREAS, Don Jackson is the Founder and Chairman of the National Museum of Gospel Music, and

 

WHEREAS, Don Jackson is the Chief Executive Officer of Central City Productions, Inc., a national television production, sales, and syndication company based in Chicago; and

 

WHEREAS, Don Jackson is the founder of the Steller Gospel Music Awards, the first and oldest television awards show honoring Gospel Music Artist for more than 30 years; and

 

WHEREAS, Don Jackson is recognized as a civic leader for his community involvement as the former Board Chairman of the DuSable Museum of African American History and has served on the boards of the Chicago Transit Authority, Columbia College, the Gateway Foundation, Junior Achievement of Chicago, and Northwestern University; and

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the President and the Cook County Board of Commissioners, on behalf of the residents of Cook County, honor the National Museum of Gospel Music and founder Don Jackson and praise their essential contribution to the cultural viability of Cook County.

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