Mahalia Jackson
Mahalia Jackson
Known as the "Queen of Gospel Music," Mahalia Jackson {1911-1972} started singing as a child in the church choirs of New Orleans, a city where blues and jazz often mixed with religious music. Admired for the great emotional sincerity of her singing, Jackson toured with other gospel musicians and made her first recordings while in her twenties. Her appearances at Carnegie Hall and on television during the 1950s garnered national awareness for gospel. Devoted to the civil rights movement, she sang at the March on Washington in 1963.
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