- Name: Mahalia Jackson
- Born: 10/26/1911
- Died: 01/27/1972 (60 years old)
- Occupation: Singer
Mahalia Jackson (// mə-HAY-lee-ə; born Mahala Jackson; October 26, 1911 – January 27, 1972) was an American gospel singer. Possessing a contralto voice, she was referred to as “The Queen of Gospel”. She became one of the most influential gospel singers in the world and was heralded internationally as a singer and civil rights activist. She was described by entertainer Harry Belafonte as “the single most powerful black woman in the United States”. She recorded about 30 albums (mostly for Columbia Records) during her career, and her 45 rpm records included a dozen “golds”—million-sellers.
Birth Name: Mahala Jackson
Alias: Mahala Jackson
Birth Place: New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Death Place: Evergreen Park, Illinois, U.S.
Mahalia Jackson quotes :
Faith and prayer are the vitamins of the soul man cannot live in health without them.Mahalia Jackson
If you believe in God, He will open the windows of heaven and pour blessings upon you.Mahalia Jackson