Plan for National Museum of Gospel Music in Bronzeville Moves Forward

Twelve years after a devastating fire gutted Chicago's historic Pilgrim Baptist Church, plans for its resurrection seem to be moving forward.

Organizers of a project to transform the ruins into a new National Museum of Gospel Music say they will be making some major announcements this week as some of the biggest names in gospel music come to Chicago to support the effort.

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The National Museum of Gospel Music says it hopes to have enough contributions to start the project about this time next year, adding that a grand opening two years from now remains its goal. It is hosting a free concert at 6 p.m. on Thursday at the Apostolic Faith Church. For more information, visit its website.

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