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Mahalia Jackson was such an inspiration…Enjoy revisiting this great post about an amazing woman of God!

The Celebration

Mahalia Jackson was born to a Baptist minister in a small town in Louisiana. She started singing in her church choir at the age of 4 and went on to become internationally known as the First Lady of Gospel Music. Always mindful that her ability came from God, she was driven to use her gift to spread the message of His love to the nations.

Mahalia’s faithfulness to God opened doors of favor for her. Her career spanned 45 years and included 4 Grammy’s and over 30 albums. Her hit song, Move on Up a Little Higher was the first gospel record to appear on Billboard’s Top 100 list, bringing her national recognition. Other firsts for Jackson include having the first national gospel radio program, being the first gospel singer to appear on the Ed Sullivan show, being the first gospel act to perform at Carnegie Hall, and having…

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