Vote for your favorite group.

Reid Street Community Center hosted a gospel group contest in the spring of 1946. Tickets were available at Shade’s Pharmacy and C.E. Artis Funeral Home.


Wilson Daily Times, 19 April 1948.

Per an unsourced inventory compiled by Freeman Round House and Museum, the Wilson Chapel Four performed for Franklin D. Roosevelt’s inauguration and were the first African-American gospel quartet to sing on WGTM, a Wilson radio station.

The Wilson Chapel Four performed on Sunday at 10:30 A.M. Wilson Daily Times, 17 July 1943.

Presumably, the quartet was affiliated with Wilson Chapel Free Will Baptist Church at 513 East Barnes Street. If anyone can identify members of the Wilson Chapel Four, I’d appreciate hearing from you.


  1. The Wilson Chapel Four- The gentleman on the far end on the right is my grandfather. His name is General Bynum but everyone called him “Monk”. My dad is Lee Bynum who is now deceased. My grandad’s wife was Rosa Bynum. I have the picture in a frame given to me by my dad @ radio station. I always wanted to know about that part of his life. If you can shed some light on his career etc. I would appreciate.

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