Happy Birthday Mahalia Jackson
October 26, 1911 – Mahalia Jackson is born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Known as the “Gospel Queen,” Jackson will become instrumental
in the popularization of gospel music and songs. Jackson’s traditional gospel audiences transcended beyond African American churchgoers through her recordings, radio performances and concert tours in
America and abroad. Her recordings will sell millions of copies. She will join the ancestors on January 27, 1972.
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