[FIRST LOOK] Lifetime Presents the Mahalia Jackson Biopic, ‘MAHALIA’

Mahalia Jackson biopic

Legendary Gospel music trailblazer, Mahalia Jackson gets her flowers in an upcoming biopic, coming to the Lifetime network.  Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia stars Danielle Brooks and is set to premiere on Saturday, April 3 at 8:00pm ET/PT. 

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The long awaited Mahalia Jackson biopic premieres just a day before Easter Sunday.

Here’s a first look at Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia

Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia synopsis

Born in New Orleans, Mahalia Jackson began singing at an early age and went on to become one of the most revered gospel figures in U.S. history, melding her music with the civil rights movement. Her recording of the song “Move on Up a Little Higher” sold millions of copies, skyrocketing her to international fame and gave her the opportunity to perform at diverse settings including in front of a racially integrated audience at the prestigious Carnegie Hall and at John F. Kennedy’s inaugural ball. An active supporter of the Civil Rights Movement, Jackson sang at numerous rallies, including the March on Washington in 1963 alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in hopes that her music would encourage and inspire racial equality.

The film is directed by Tony® Award-winner Kenny Leon and in addition to Danielle Brooks, also stars Tony® nominee Joaquina Kalukango (Slave Play), Jason Dirden (Fences), Olivia Washington (The Butler) and Rob Demery (Lovecraft Country).

Don’t miss Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia, Saturday, April 3rd at 8/7c on Lifetime or on Philo. Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia: http://philo.tv/mahalia  New customers can trial and subscribe at philo.com, free for seven days, to get started and begin watching within seconds.

More scenes from Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia

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