Mahalia Jackson contibution to the civil rights movement By. tyrese crim

Mahalia Jackson was a famous gospel singer during the segregation era and the civil rights era. Mahalia Jackson placed her stamp on history on becoming the first negro gospel singer to sell over a million copies with her album sells and she also influence Dr. martin Luther king on the march on Washington by telling him to tell the people about the dream which forced Dr.king to do his now famous speech I have a Dream in Washingt DC on August 28, 1963.

Mahalia Jackson met Dr. Martin Luther King in Montgomery Alabama in 1956 through an acquaintance named reverend Ralph Abernathy who was the director of the (SCLC) southern Christian leadership conference. The conference was for the bus boycott that launched the civil rights movement that made Rosa parks a house hold name in the united states.

After Mahalia Jackson met Dr. Martin Luther King she became one of his biggest supporters and was his opening act every time he went to different places to speak

We shall overcome, we shall overcome,

We shall overcome someday;

Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe,

We shall overcome someday.

The Lord will see us through, The Lord will see us through,

The Lord will see us through someday;

Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe,

We shall overcome someday.

We're on to victory, We're on to victory,

We're on to victory someday;

Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe,

We're on to victory someday.

We'll walk hand in hand, we'll walk hand in hand,

We'll walk hand in hand someday;

Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe,

We'll walk hand in hand someday.

We are not afraid, we are not afraid,

We are not afraid today;

Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe,

We are not afraid today.

The truth shall make us free, the truth shall make us free,

The truth shall make us free someday;

Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe,

The truth shall make us free someday.

We shall live in peace, we shall live in peace,

We shall live in peace someday;

Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe,

We shall live in peace someday

Songwriters: J. Peters

Mahalia Jackson played a major part in the civil rights movement with Dr.king, using her popularity and beautiful, powerful voice to bring people from all over the world together.

Mahalia Jackson believed that we all are gods children and that we should all be equal to one another and love each other no matter what race or religion you were, because you was gods child.

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Created with images by iClassicalCom - "Complete Mahalia Jackson Vol. 6 -1955-1956- Fremeaux And Associes Classical"

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