Mahalia Jackson : the voice of gospel and civil rights

by Kramer, Barbara.

Format: Print Book 2003
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Biography j ML3930.J2 K7 2003
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"Everything is right when singing comes from the soul," said Mahalia Jackson. She sang gospel when people said it would not sell, and she made it popular. Throughout her life, when all else was going wrong, Jackson had her music. A friend of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Jackson organized rallies and let her voice ring out to raise money for the civil rights movement. She hoped her singing would break down some of the hate and fear that divided whites and blacks. And it did. Readers will be drawn into the story of an ordinary woman whose commitment, talent, and faith, along with her trademark hand-clapping and foot-stomping style, won her the love of millions of people all over the world. Today, Jackson's rousing, inspirational music continues to attract listeners.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Reviewed with Schraff's Marcus Garvey.0 Gr. 6-10. These two new titles in the African-American Biographies series offer straightforward introductions to their subjects. Mahaliaackson0 follows the life of the renowned singer from her childhood in New Orleans to her success as a world-famous gospel singer who made the music popular through her unique style. A good deal of attention is given toackson's civil rights activism. Marcus Garvey 0 profiles the controversial leader of the early twentieth century Pan-African movement. Schraff offers some interesting insight into Garvey's legacy and how his separatist views on race influenced the later civil rights movement. The writing is not especially engaging in either book, but these titles offer solid information about their respective subjects. Included in each book are a chronology, chapter notes, suggestions for further reading, and recommended Web sites. --Ed Sullivan Copyright 2004 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series African-American biographies.
Subjects Jackson, Mahalia, -- 1911-1972 -- Juvenile literature.
Jackson, Mahalia, -- 1911-1972.
Gospel musicians -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Biography.
Women -- Biography.
Publisher Berkeley Heights, NJ :Enslow,2003
Language English
Description 128 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes discography (page 118), bibliographical references (page 125) and index.
ISBN 0766021157 (hardcover)
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