• Short Summary

    Large crowds paid tribute to internationally-famed negro Gospel singer Mahalia Jackson earlier this week in Chicago.

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    Large crowds paid tribute to internationally-famed negro Gospel singer Mahalia Jackson earlier this week in Chicago. The body of Miss Jackson, who died a week ago, was seen by a constant stream of mourners as it lay in state in the Greater Salem Baptist Church where she had sung regularly before becoming famous. On Tuesday (1 Feb) more than six thousand friends, dignitaries, and admirers crowded into the Sark Modern Theatre for an emotional but mainly joyful funeral service. The service included an address by Mrs. Coretta King, and Gospel songs by Aretha Franklin.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABVNW8C72557YVSZI2UL6B0335
    Media URN:
    VLVABVNW8C72557YVSZI2UL6B0335
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/02/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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