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A poster advertising Mahalia Jackson's Easter Sunday concert at Lincoln Center, 1967

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Gospel Singer, Mahalia Jackson Was Born
October 26, 1911

With the power of her music, Mahalia Jackson participated in the civil rights movement and became a prominent figure in the struggle. Jackson has influenced many singers of today, such as Aretha Franklin. Martin Luther King Jr. said of her, "A voice like this comes, not once in a century, but once in a millennium." Ask your parents and grandparents if they have heard the gospel songs of Mahalia Jackson. Have you ever heard gospel music?
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