Bev-Freda Jackson

Bev-Freda Jackson

Dr. Bev-Freda Jackson is an adjunct professor of Justice, Law and Criminology, American University School of Public Affairs.


Mahalia Jackson’s suggestion to Martin Luther King Jr. changed a good speech to a majestic sermon

By: - August 28, 2023

Every now and then, a voice can matter. Mahalia Jackson had one of them. Known around the world as the “Queen of Gospel,” Jackson used her powerful voice to work in the Civil Rights Movement. Starting in the 1950s, she traveled with Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. throughout the South and heard him preach in […]