Heartland International Film Festival

AAAMC Speaks, Teresa Hairston & The B1G Story: George Taliaferro - VIRTUAL

Expired October 17, 2022 3:59 AM
Already unlocked? for access
This virtual screening is eligible for HIFF Audience Choice Awards! 5 = great, 1 = not for me Unlock it to cast your vote.
Protected ContentThis content can only be viewed in authorized regions: United States of America.

Watch collections from Indiana University’s Archives of African American Music & Culture come alive through stories from the Black music community. Follow the journey of Gospel industry pioneer Dr. Teresa Hairston through her collection.

Dr. Teresa Hairston is founder of Gospel Today, Gospel Heritage Foundation, a songwriter, music director, and author. Dr. Hairston started in marketing at Savoy Records and later Benson Records. She supported chart-topping artists such as James Cleveland, Kirk Franklin, Rev. Run, Yolanda Adams, Albertina Walker and Hezekiah Walker, to name a few.

Indiana Spotlight

Co-Directors Ethan Gill and Haley Semian are born and raised in Indiana. Creator/host/composer Dr. Tyron Cooper, Ethan, and Haley are Bloomington residents. All in-person interviews were recorded at Indiana University in Bloomington. Lead Dr. Teresa Hairston conducted research in Indiana. The Archives of African American Music and Culture (AAAMC) is housed in Bloomington, Indiana.

Film Contact

The Archives of African American Music and Culture (AAAMC)



  • Year
  • Runtime
    47 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
  • Rating
    Mature Themes
  • Note
    English Subtitles
  • Social Media
  • Director
    Ethan Gill, Haley Semian
  • Screenwriter
    Dr. Tyron Cooper, Ethan Gill, Haley Semian
  • Producer
    Dr. Tyron Cooper, Ethan Gill, Haley Semian
  • Executive Producer
    Dr. Tyron Cooper, Jennifer Piurek
  • Cast
    Dr. Teresa Hairston, Vicki Mack Lataillade, Lisa Collins, Bishop Hezekiah Walker, Dr. Bobby Jones