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Mahalia Jackson sang at JFK's inauguration and MLK's funeral.

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Mahalia Jackson born in New Orleans, La

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from The New Yorker

Harlem in Color

Mahalia Jackson was a gospel singer. Her voice was truly soul stirring. My grandmother used to listen to her often.

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Mahalia Jackson (Oct. 26, 1911 – Jan. 27, 1972) was an American gospel singer. Possessing a powerful contralto voice, she was referred to as "The Queen of Gospel". Jackson became one of the most influential gospel singers in the world and was heralded internationally as a singer & civil rights activist. She was described by en tertainer Harry Belafonte as "the single most powerful black woman in the United States". She recorded 30 albums, and her 45 rpm records included 12 Gold…

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"I sing God's music because it makes me feel free. It gives me hope. With the blues, when you finish, you still have the blues." ~ Mahalia Jackson

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Mahalia Jackson (October 26, 1911 – January 27, 1972) was an American gospel singer. Possessing a powerful contralto voice, she was referred to as "The Queen of Gospel".

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Greatest Gospel singer of all time Mahaila Jackson.

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Mahalia Jackson, His Eye is on the Sparrow. This one is for you, Aunt Helen.

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from NPR.org

Mahalia Jackson: Voice Of The Civil Rights Movement

Mahalia Jackson... the queen of gospel music

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Mahalia Jackson sang this song right before Martin Luther King made his famous "I have a dream speech " in Washington D.C. 1963

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