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Robin Roberts will tell the story of the Queen of Gospel,  Mahalia Jackson for Lifetime

The GMA co- anchor will executive produce the documentary for the cable network.  Jackson’s inspirational music and unwavering faith were a great support for Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement.

This isn’t the only project Roberts is working on for the network.

Her  second project focuses on the true story of Alexis Manigo, who at age 18, discovers her real name is Kamiyah Mobley and that she had been abducted as a baby from a Jacksonville, Florida hospital.

Each movie will be followed by a companion documentary, featuring some of the real-life characters depicted in the films.

According to a Press Release, Roberts will executive produce a series of movies and documentaries for Lifetime under the banner, Robin Roberts Presents. Based on true events, the movies and documentaries will explore stories that inspire and educate audiences.


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