Carol Raines-Brown (Courtesy photo)

Carol Raines-Brown will headline “Celebration of Black History Songs of Worship and Praise” on Sunday, Feb. 25, at 11 a.m., at First Lutheran Church of Venice, located at 815 Venice Blvd. in Los Angeles.

The program will include a selection of hymns and spirituals such as “Can’t Nobody Do Me Like Jesus,” “His Eye is on the Sparrow,” “He’s An Ontime God,” “I Pray for You and Watch God Change Things,” “Wade In Water,” “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child,” and “He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands.”

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Also, Raines-Brown will pay tribute to legendary contralto Marian Anderson, who broke racial barriers by singing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. She was also the first African American to sign with RCA records and the first African American to sing with the New York Philharmonic.

Kellie Duncan, Kristyn Owens, Gena Ponticelli, Phil Hughes, Pam Barnett, Rachel Hodge, Lois Bass, and Mary Bell will also perform. Other program participants are Faye Cowart of Guidance Church on piano, Professor Joe Mitchell on marimba, Ronald Turner on drums, Donald Lee on saxophone, Terrence Scales on keyboard, and Sam Curtis on guitar.