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Saturday, November 26, 2022

Mahalia Jackson, gospel singer and civil rights activist, was born on this date in 1911.

  • Mahalia Jackson, who performed at the March on Washington, as well as Fr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s funeral was famous in the US and around the world as a powerful gospel singer, who also joined in the fight for civil rights.
  • The Miracle of Music by Robin Roberts is a Lifetime Channel biopic featuring the life and accomplishments of Mahalia Jackson played by Danielle Brooks.