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Aretha Franklin

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Dave McPherson

on 21 April 2014

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Transcript of Aretha Franklin

Happy Birhtday!!!
"The Queen of Soul"
Aretha was a singer, and her roots were in gospel music.
First Performance
Hall of Fame
In 1978, she became the first woman to be inducted into the

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame!
Aretha Franklin
By: Zach Mayer

A Leader
Franklin was viewed as a potent symbol of black advancment.
Sing a Song
Civil Rights
She often lent her talents to the civil rights cause, and performed pubically in support for a family friend, Martin Luther King Jr.!
She was born in Memphis, Tennessee on March 25, 1942.
She first sang at her father's church, (he was a pastor) , The New Bethel Baptist Chuch in Detroit.
Some of her hit songs include: "Respect", "Think", " Chain of Fools", and "I Say a Little Prayer".
Aretha Franklin is still alive and sings today.
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