Civil rights movement
Legacy and honors
Selective awards and honors
Grammy Award history
|Mahalia Jackson Grammy Award History|
|1976||Best Soul Gospel Performance||"How I Got Over"||Gospel||Columbia||Winner|
|1972||Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award||Winner|
|1969||Best Soul Gospel Performance||"Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah"||Gospel||Columbia||Nominee|
|1963||Best Gospel Or Other Religious Recording, Musical||"Make a Joyful Noise Unto The Lord"||Gospel||Columbia||Nominee|
|1962||Best Gospel Or Other Religious Recording||"Great Songs of Love and Faith"||Gospel||Columbia||Winner|
|1961||Best Gospel or Other Religious Recording||"Every Time I Feel the Spirit"||Gospel||Columbia||Winner|
Grammy Hall of Fame
|Grammy Hall of Fame Award|
|Year Recorded||Song||Genre||Label||Year Inducted|
|1947||"Move On Up a Little Higher"||Gospel (Single)||Apollo||1998|
|Mahalia Jackson Honors|
|1998||U.S. Postal Service||32¢ Postage Stamp||Honored||Issued July 15, 1998|
|1997||Rock and Roll Hall of Fame||Inducted||"Early Influence"|
|1988||Hollywood Walk of Fame||Star||at 6840 Hollywood Blvd.|
|1978||Gospel Music Hall of Fame||Inducted|
|2008||Louisiana Music Hall of Fame||Inducted|
- "What Child Is This"
- "How I Got Over"
- "Trouble of the World"
- "Silent Night"
- "Go Tell It on the Mountain"
- "Amazing Grace", (Apollo 194, 1947)
- "Move On Up A Little Higher", (Apollo 164, 1947)
- "Take My Hand, Precious Lord" (performed this song at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s funeral)
- "Remember Me
- "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho"
- "Holding My Saviour's Hands"
- "Roll, Jordan, Roll"
- "The Upper Room"
- "We Shall Overcome"
- "I'm on My Way to Canaan"
- "You'll Never Walk Alone"
- "His Eye is on the Sparrow"
- "What a Friend We Have in Jesus"
- "Didn't it Rain"
- "Wait Till My Change Comes", (Apollo 110, 1946)
- "He Knows My Heart", (Apollo 145, 1946)
- "Come on Children, Let's Sing"
In popular culture
- She appears in the 1960 film, Jazz on a Summer's Day – an artistic documentary filmed at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival. She sings three gospel numbers at the end of the film, including "The Lord's Prayer".
- In the 1958 movie St. Louis Blues, she played the character Bessie May and sang in the church choir.
- In the movie Jungle Fever, the character played by Ossie Davis tries to distract himself from his son Gator's (Samuel L. Jackson) crack cocaine addiction by listening to Mahalia Jackson albums by the hour.
- In the 1959 film Imitation of Life, Mahalia Jackson portrays the choir soloist, singing "Trouble of the World" at Annie's funeral. She has no speaking lines, but her singing performance highlights the climactic scene.
- In the 1964 Film The Best Man, Mahalia plays herself, singing at a Democratic Convention in a two-minute clip.
- Duke Ellington, with whom she occasionally recorded, most notably on the studio version of Black, Brown and Beige, paid tribute to her on his New Orleans Suite album with the song "Portrait of Mahalia Jackson".
- In the 1970 documentary movie Elvis: That's the Way It Is, Elvis Presley jokes with his audience that, "I'm gonna bring in the Supremes tomorrow night, you know. And Mahalia Jackson singing lead with them."
- Alan Parker's 1988 film Mississippi Burning starts with Mahalia's famous recording of Take My Hand, Precious Lord over the opening credits, over a poignant scene of a pair of segregated water fountains.
Columbia Records Discography
- World's Greatest Gospel Singer
- Sweet Little Jesus Boy
- Bless This House
- You'll Never Walk Alone
- Gospels, Spirituals, & Hymns (1956)
- Live at Newport 1958
- Great Gettin' Up Morning
- Come On Children, Let's Sing
- The Power and the Glory
- I Believe
- Everytime I Feel the Spirit
- Recorded Live in Europe During Her Latest Concert Tour
- Great Songs of Love and Faith
- Make a Joyful Noise Unto the Lord
- Silent Night
- Mahalia Jackson's Greatest Hits
- Let's Pray Together
- Garden of Prayer
- My Faith
- Mahalia Jackson in Concert Easter Sunday, 1967
- A Mighty Fortress
- Christmas With Mahalia
- Mahalia Sings the Gospel Right Out of the Church
- What the World Needs Now
- The Best of Mahalia Jackson Hymns, Spirituals & Songs of Inspiration (1976)
- Mahalia Jackson's Greatest Hits (1988) Columbia Records