- Born October 26, 1911 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
- Mahalia Jackson was the most famous Gospel Singer of all time.
- She developed a style of singing that combined jazz, blues, and religious music.
- Mahalia Jackson also popularized music around the world.
- Mahalia Jackson sang at the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy.
- In the 1930's Mahalia Jackson began to record her music and became more than just a local talent.
- She died on January 27, 1972.