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How I Got Over

How I Got Over


by Mahalia Jackson

Video & Audio

"How I Got Over" at the 1963 March on Washington

This is an incredible video of Jackson singing the song just after MLK's famous "I Have a Dream Speech."

"How I Got Over" Live

Choppy video, but a beautiful performance by Jackson over nothing but a piano.

Aretha Franklin's "How I Got Over"

Franklin did her own rousing version of the song in the 1980s.

Studs Terkel talks about Mahalia Jackson

The legendary Chicago radio figure muses that he may have been the first white guy to take an interest in her music.

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