Mahalia Jackson in Concert (09/20/1957)

February 23, 2024, 11:00 pm

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Mahalia Jackson in concert at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, April 23, 1961 [Photo: Dave Brinkman, GaHetNa (Nationaal Archief NL)]

Tonight on the Best of Studs Terkel we have an archive favorite, and one of the programs that Studs loved best. This broadcast took place in 1957 at the old Hotel Morrison on the Near West Side of Chicago. We’re in the ballroom, which is filled to capacity. Studs is in his element as he hosts this live concert featuring his friend, gospel legend Mahalia Jackson, with Mildred Falls at the piano.

GOSPEL, a new four-hour docuseries by Henry Louis Gates Jr., premieres on WTTW,, and the PBS app on Monday, February 12 and Tuesday, 13, 2024.