Rising to fame during the tumultuous and unfortunate Jim Crow Era, the Blind Boys of Alabama band has been inspiring people with their American gospel music since 1939. The music group came out of the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind. Since the group's inception, the Blind Boys of Alabama has won five Grammy Awards and a Lifetime Achievement Grammy award. Over the years the ensemble has performed for three presidents and collaborated with Willie Nelson, Mavis Staples, Stevie Wonder, and Peter Gabriel.
“The Blind Boys are a blind group, and they are Grammy winners, lifetime achievement winners, and they have proven that a disability doesn’t have to be a handicap,” said Ricky McKinnie, the group’s business manager and one of its singers. “It’s not what you can’t do; it’s about what you can do that makes a difference.”
If you require assistance with visual impairment or vision loss, please contact the San Diego Center for the Blind.
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