Musical Pays Tribute to the 'Queen of Gospel' Mahalia Jackson

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 (Eric Chazankin)

Nicknamed the "Queen of Gospel," singer Mahalia Jackson became a global sensation with her hit single "Move On Up a Little Higher" in the late 1940s. She also brought her powerful voice to the civil rights movement, and made history alongside her friend Martin Luther King, Jr., at the March on Washington in 1963. Now her life's story is brought to the stage with the West Coast premiere of Sharon Scott's musical "Mahalia Jackson: Just As I Am." Scott joins Forum to discuss Jackson's life and perform her music.


Sharon Scott, singer, writer & director of "Mahalia Jackson: Just As I Am"