I Will Move on Up a Little Higher: Mahalia Jackson’s Power to Witness through Music

February 28, 2019 | 37:22 mins

W. Ralph Eubanks discusses Mahalia Jackson, the great gospel singer who was a tenacious, savvy, quiet witness for justice. Ralph illuminates Jackson’s role in the civil rights movement, where she was a comfort and inspiration to Dr. King as well as an activist in her own right through her powerful gift of song.

The book Can I Get a Witness? Thirteen Peacemakers, Community Builders, and Agitators for Faith and Justice is available now.