Mahalia Jackson

The Queen of Gospel Music


Mahalia Jackson, otherwise known as the Queen of Gospel Music, was famous for singing gospel music and singing for Civil Rights.Born October 26, 1911 in New Orleans, Louisanna, Mahalia lived until January 27, 1972.

Fun Facts!

  • First gospel singer to have a regular tv show and network radio
  • Sung for President Eisenhower and Kennedy
  • She was a beautician who owned a multi-chair shop

Influences in Mahalias life


Mahalia Jackson has been known for singing and taking action in Civil Rights, which led her to become a famous gospel singer and a leader in the Civil Rights movement. Today their are over 30 albums that are used to show Mahalias legacy. Her ability to sing and fight for freedom is still being shared and told everywhere.

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