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Kingsport Times-News

Now that we’ve honored King, let’s honor Mahalia Jackson

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, it would have been fitting to honor Mahalia Jackson, too. The legendary gospel singer is considered the greatest of her time, but she also proved to be King’s most crucial editor, playing a significant role in the delivery of his most famous speech, “I Have a Dream,” on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 28, 1963.
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The Daily News Online

Editorial: Let’s honor Mahalia Jackson, too

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, it would have been fitting to honor Mahalia Jackson, too. The legendary gospel singer is considered the greatest of her time, but she also proved to be King’s most crucial editor, playing a significant role in the delivery of his most famous speech, “I Have a Dream,” on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 28, 1963.
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Miami Herald

Now that we’ve honored King, let’s honor Mahalia Jackson, his greatest ‘editor’ | Editorial

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, it would have been fitting to honor Mahalia Jackson, too. The legendary gospel singer is considered the greatest of her time, but she also proved to be King’s most crucial editor, playing a significant role in the delivery of his most famous speech, “I Have a Dream,” on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 28, 1963.
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Minneapolis Star Tribune

Mahalia Jackson and 'I Have a Dream'

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, it would have been fitting to honor Mahalia Jackson, too. The legendary gospel singer is considered the greatest of her time, but she also proved to be King's most crucial editor, playing a significant role in the delivery of his most famous speech, "I Have a Dream," on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 28, 1963. As someone in his inner circle, Jackson was near King when he began to speak that day to a sea of people on the mall.
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Mahalia Jackson

It may sound unusual to feature music by gospel great Mahalia Jackson as part of the Hyde Park Jazz Fest, but vocalist Tammy McCann is ready to put on a remarkable show, and to educate a new generation of music fans about Jackson’s incredible work.
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Mahalia Jackson Tribute To Be Performed At Hyde Park Jazz Festival

Yes, Mahalia!, a one-woman show in tribute to Mahalia Jackson performed by singer Tammy McCann, is making its way to Chicago for the Hyde Park Jazz Festival. “Mahalia has been my muse since I was a little girl,” the jazz vocalist shared with Rolling Out on the gospel legend’s influence on her life. “Her mesmerizing voice was a constant in my life.” McCann continued, “As a matter of fact, Mahalia’s long-time collaborator Thomas Dorsey’s niece, the Rev. Dr. Lena McLin, was my vocal instructor at Kenwood Academy. Along with my classical training, the music of Negro spirituals and gospel music was further...
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Variety

Danielle Brooks Wishes She Could Play Gospel Legend Mahalia Jackson Again

After Danielle Brooks watched Mahalia Jackson’s performance in Questlove’s “Summer of Soul” documentary, she was inspired to revisit portraying the Queen of Gospel again. The star and co-executive producer of “Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia Jackson” was a fan of the titular singer prior to signing onto Lifetime’s original movie, but...
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