Mahalia Jackson

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Mahalia Jackson was born.

October 26, 1911

She got married to Isaac Hockenhull and then divorced

1936

Ms.Jackson made her debut on the Ed Sullivan Show

1956

Performed at Newport Jazz Festival with Duke Ellington

1958

Appeared in the film "Imitation of Life"

1959

Ms.Jackson sang at the March On Washington, reqeust of Dr.Martin Luther King

1963

Mahalia Jackson published her own autobiography "Movin' On Up"

1969

Ms.Mahalia Jackson died of a heart attack

1972