"Glory," "Respect" and more tunes for the fight for equality.
The nine-time Grammy nominee talks transforming into the legendary gospel singer for the civil rights drama.
Grammy Award-winning musician Billy Preston was born on Sept. 2, 1946, in Houston, Texas.
Mahalia Jackson performed at President John F. Kennedy's inaugural ball on Jan. 20, 1961.
Women played a crucial role in advancing the civil rights movement but were left out of leadership in the March on Washington.
Celebrities who were born and bred in the Big Easy.