Knowledge Identifier: +Mahalia_Jackson
In 1927, at the age of sixteen, Jackson moved from the south to Chicago, Illinois, in the midst of the Great Migration
In 1936, Jackson married Isaac Lanes Grey Hockenhull , a graduate of Fisk University and Tuskegee Institute, who was 10 years her senior
Dinah Shore - Broadcast live and in NBC's famous "Living Color," this variety show was one of the most popular of the 1950s and early 1960s and featured the television debuts of stars of the era, such as Yves Montand and Maureen O'Hara, and featured Dinah in performances alongside Ella Fitzgerald, Mahalia Jackson, Peggy_Lee, Frank Sinatra and Pearl Bailey
She started touring Europe in 1952 and was hailed by critics as the "world's greatest gospel singer"
Her debut album for Columbia was "The World's Greatest Gospel Singer", recorded in 1954, followed by a Christmas album called "Sweet Little Jesus Boy", and "Bless This House" in 1956
Newport Jazz Festival - She was the main attraction in the first gospel music showcase at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1957, which was organized by Joe Bostic and recorded by the Voice of America, and performed again in 1958
In 1961, she sang at U.S. President John F. Kennedy's inaugural ball
At the March on Washington in 1963, she sang in front of 250,000 people "How I Got Over" and "I've Been 'Buked, and I've Been Scorned"
That Was the Week That Was - In addition to the Millicent Martin studio recording of "In the Summer of His Years" issued in the US by ABC-Paramount, other versions were recorded and released by Connie Francis , Mahalia Jackson , Kate Smith , Sarah Vaughan and The Chad Mitchell Trio ; the Francis recording became a Top 40 hit on the Cash Box pop singles chart in January 1964
In 1970, she performed for Liberian President William Tubman
She ended her career in 1971 with a concert in Germany, and when she returned, made one of her final television appearances on "The Flip Wilson Show"
In December 2008, she was inducted into The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame
Fantasia Barrino - In 2011, Barrino was cast in her first film role, playing gospel singer Mahalia Jackson in a biopic based on the 1993 book Got to Tell It: Mahalia Jackson, Queen of Gospel.