How I Got Over
by Mahalia Jackson
Video & Audio
This is an incredible video of Jackson singing the song just after MLK's famous "I Have a Dream Speech."
Choppy video, but a beautiful performance by Jackson over nothing but a piano.
Franklin did her own rousing version of the song in the 1980s.
The legendary Chicago radio figure muses that he may have been the first white guy to take an interest in her music.