All Sides Weekend: Arts and Culture
“The Queen of Gospel” Mahalia Jackson recorded more than 30 albums and earned a dozen gold records in her lifetime -- all the while ignoring the popular music genre.
Halie, a play written by the Rev. Verna Craighead Green that focuses on Jackson’s early life as a gospel singer, debuts in Columbus this weekend at the Lincoln Theater.
Today on All Sides Weekend with guest host Clare Roth, the legacy of Mahalia Jackson.
- Rev. Verna Green, playwright
- Prof. Mark Burford, author of “Mahalia Jackson and the Black Gospel Field”
- Emma Easton, director of gospel choir at CSCC