Mahalia Jackson: Gospel Singer and Civil Rights Champion

Version: Unabridged
Author: Montrew Dunham
Narrator: Pam Ward
Genres: Autobiography
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: March 2007
# of Units: 2 CDs
Length: 2 hours
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Overview

"Halie" Jackson grew up in poverty on the levees of New Orleans. But every Sunday young Mahalia sang proudly in the church choir, the youngest member at age five! She left school after eighth grade and worked as a maid to help support her family. However, her passion for singing her special brand of music known as "gospel" never waned.

Author Details

Author Details

Dunham, Montrew

Montrew Dunham is the author of James Whitcomb Riley, Young Poet and Langston Hughes, Young Black Poet. He lives in Downers Grove, Illinois.