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Sister Rosetta Tharpe with Katie Bell holding her daughter’s guitar. Tharpe gets the star treatment in a new documentary for the PBS series “American Masters.” “Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother of Rock & Roll” will be broadcast Friday (Feb. 22) on PBS in honor of Black History Month. RNS photo by Charles Peterson courtesy PBS American Masters.

(RNS2-feb19) Sister Rosetta Tharpe with Katie Bell holding her daughter’s guitar. Tharpe gets the star treatment in a new documentary for the PBS series “American Masters.” “Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother of Rock & Roll” will be broadcast Friday (Feb. 22) on PBS in honor of Black History Month. For use with RNS-THARPE-DOCU, transmitted on February 19, 2013, RNS photo by Charles Peterson courtesy PBS American Masters.