`Queen of Gospel’ Albertina Walker dead at 81

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(RNS) Albertina Walker, a singer known as the “queen of gospel” because she launched the careers of other gospel artists, died Friday (Oct. 8) at the age of 81. Walker founded The Caravans, a Chicago-based gospel group that included such luminaries as Shirley Caesar and Dorothy Norwood, in 1951. “The reason she’s called the queen […]

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