The Queen of Gospel Music
- 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
Bessie Smith influenced Mahalia Jasckson. Bessie was like her role model.
Lana Turner co-starred with Mahalia Jackson.
Duke Ellindton performed with Mhalia Jackson.
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.
Move On Up A Little Higher | Mahalia Jackson