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The Creative Fight: Create Your Best Work and Live the Life You Imagine by Chris Orwig

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Chapter Thirty-Five. Ignite

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The most important words the gospel singer Mahalia Jackson ever uttered weren’t in a song. Even though she was known as the “queen of gospel” and was one of the most influential gospel singers in the world, it wasn’t just her songs that brought about change. Jackson was a civil rights activist who took part in the march on Washington in 1963. She sang to the 250,000 people who had come to take a stand against the racial inequality, oppression, and violence of the time. It was a dark and difficult time, but her music was the sound of hope. That’s why she sang. As she explained, “When you sing the gospel you have a feeling ...

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