Commemorative issue American Music Series - Gospel Singers
Clara Ward’s mother, Gertrude Ward, founded the ward Singers in 1931 as a family group that included Clara. The younger Ward made her first solo recording in 1940. Ten years later, Clara and the Famous Ward Singers made their first appearance at New York’s Carnegie Hall, sharing the stage with Mahilia Jackson. Clara Ward later created a booking agency for gospel acts and established a publishing house for gospel music.