Laurraine Goreau Collection of Mahalia Jackson Photography

Although she spent the majority of her life elsewhere, gospel icon Mahalia Jackson is one of the most famous daughters of New Orleans. Her life story is documented in Just Mahalia Baby, a biography written by Laurraine Goreau with Jackson's participation. Laurraine Goreau's  photography and research files for Just Mahalia Baby, were donated to the Hogan Jazz Archive, offering an unprecedented look at Mahalia Jackson from her childhood in New Orleans, ascent to global stardom and work with the Civil Rights movement.