By: Madi Kate Lawson
Childhood and Character Traits
Mahalia Jackson was born October 26, 1911 and died January 27, 1972.
At an early age Mahalia loved to sing, at the age of 4 she started singing at her local baptist church.
Successful- Mahalia released a song in 1947 that became the highest selling gospel single in history!
Dedicated- She had a concert even after she was in hospital because she was very ill, and died later that night.
Occupation and quote they said
"Gospel music is nothing but singing of good tidings--spreading the good news. It will last as long as any music because it is sung straight from the human heart."