Jackson, Mahalia, 1911-1972

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Mahalia Jackson (b. Oct. 26, 1911, New Orleans, LA–d. Jan. 27, 1972, Evergreen Park, IL) was one of the most well-known gospel singers of the 20th century. She began singing in church and when she moved to Chicago at age 16 she continued that. In fact, she refused to sing secular music. In 1947 Jackson signed with the Apollo record label and recorded many hits. She was the first gospel singer to perform at Carnegie Hall in 1950. She also performed gospel at the Newport Jazz Festival and sang at John F. Kennedy's inaugural ball in 1961

Jackson was also a key member of the Civil Rights movement and is known for singing at the March on Washington in August of 1963.

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creatorOf Jackson, Mahalia, 1911-1972. In the Upper room [Multimédia multisupport] / Mahalia Jackson, chant. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Green, Walter R., 1917-1992. Walter R. Green papers, 1941-1984 Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
referencedIn The Frederick and Rose Plaut Papers, 1907-1986 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
creatorOf Jackson, Mahalia, 1911-1972. Mahalia Jackson papers, 1950-1977. Chicago History Museum
referencedIn Duke Ellington recordings collection Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, Harvard College Library
referencedIn Hansberry, Lorraine, 1930-1965. Lorraine Hansberry papers, 1947-1988. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn The Bell Telephone Hour collection of sound recordings [sound recording], 1940-1968 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn Plaut, Frederick, 1907-1985. The Frederick and Rose Plaut papers, 1907-1986 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Newton, John. Amazing price [Multimédia multisupport] / John Newton, comp ; Mahalia Jackson, chant. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn The, Daily Worker, and, The Daily World, Photographs Collection, Bulk, 1930-1990, 1920-2001 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
referencedIn Weaver, Louise Overall, 1915-. Louise Overall Weaver papers, 1945-1984. Chicago History Museum
referencedIn Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967. Printed material, 1932-1967 and undated. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom John F. Kennedy Library
referencedIn Beal, Elliott von Joseph. Papers 1932-1985. Tulane University, Amistad Research Center
creatorOf Jackson, Mahalia, 1911-1972. Correspondence with Marian Anderson, 1961. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Sturkey, Don. Don Sturkey photographic materials, 1951-1989. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Plaut, Frederick, 1907-1985. The Frederick and Rose Plaut papers, 1907-1986 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Nicolas Slonimsky Collection, 1873-1997, (bulk 1920-1990) Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Newton, John. Amazing price [Multimédia multisupport] / John Newton, comp ; Mahalia Jackson, chant. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Terkel, Studs, 1912-2008. It's a living, [videorecording], 1975. Media Burn Independent Video Archive
creatorOf Jackson, Mahalia, 1911-1972. Papers. 1971. Tulane University, Amistad Research Center
referencedIn Lorraine Hansberry papers, 1947-1988 The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
referencedIn TV SATELLITE FILE NO. 340 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn C. L. Franklin Papers, 1957-1991, 1963-1984 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Southern Folklife Collection Artist Name File, 1940-2005 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Folklife Collection.
referencedIn Patricia Kurland collection of radio programs [sound recording], 1961-1979 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn Mahalia Jackson: 1911-1972 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
creatorOf Kurland, Patricia. Collection of radio programs [sound recording], 1961-1979. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Jackson, Mahalia, 1911-1972. In the Upper room [Multimédia multisupport] / Mahalia Jackson, chant. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn FOLK SINGERS IN AMERICA MAHALIA JACKSON United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Terkel, Studs, 1912-2008,. Studs Terkel interview, [videorecording], 1990s. Media Burn Independent Video Archive
referencedIn North Carolina. Dept. of Cultural Resources. North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources films, 1951-1988. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn American Vaudeville Museum collection, 1845-2007, (bulk 1910-1940) University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
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referencedIn Untitled; poster featuring Louis Armstrong, Dizzie Gillespie, Mahalia Jackson, Count Bassie and others. United States. National Archives and Records Administration
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associatedWith Abernathy, Ralph, 1926-1990 person
associatedWith American Museum of Vaudeville corporateBody
associatedWith Apollo Records corporateBody
associatedWith Beal, Elliott von Joseph. person
associatedWith Carnegie Hall (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Columbia Records, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Communist Party of the United States of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Cullen, Frank, 1936- person
associatedWith Dodge, Joseph Jeffers person
associatedWith Franklin, C. L. (Clarence LaVaughn), 1915-1984 person
associatedWith Frederick and Rose Plaut person
associatedWith Green, Walter R., 1917-1992 person
associatedWith Hansberry, Lorraine, 1930-1965. person
associatedWith Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967. person
associatedWith King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968. person
associatedWith Kurland, Patricia person
associatedWith Kurland, Patricia. person
participantIn March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (1963 : Washington, D.C.) corporateBody
associatedWith McNeilly, Donald, 1945- person
associatedWith Newport Jazz Festival corporateBody
associatedWith North Carolina. Dept. of Cultural Resources. corporateBody
associatedWith Plaut, Frederick, 1907-1985. person
associatedWith Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894-1995 person
associatedWith Sturkey, Don. person
associatedWith Terkel, Studs, 1912-2008. person
associatedWith Weaver, Louise Overall, 1915- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Chicago IL US
Evergreen Park IL US
New Orleans LA US
Subject
Gospel musicians--20th century
African American women singers--20th century
Gospel music--20th century
African American singers
African American women
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Singers
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Birth 1911-10-26

Death 1972-01-27

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