Born July 4, 1930, on Mulholland’s Plantation in Coffee County, Georgia, Maggie Ingram worked in the cotton and tobacco fields with her parents.
- African-American Gospel
- Richmond, VA
From the Brothers Burton
Taylor: It is always interesting do see such different traditions represented in the same genre. Super soulful vocals, sometimes accompanied, and sometimes a cappella, Maggie Ingram and the Ingramettes (best word ever) are sure to please.
Scott says: It’s great to see such a caring person singing some honest music. Seriously, Maggie Ingram is the real deal.
Born July 4, 1930, on Mulholland’s Plantation in Coffee County, Georgia, Maggie Ingram worked in the cotton and tobacco fields with her parents. She began playing the piano and singing at an early age and exhibited a great love for church and for the ministry of the gospel of Jesus Christ. At 16, she married Thomas Jefferson Ingram whose family also worked as sharecroppers in Georgia. It was from these humble beginnings that the Ingramettes were formed. Sister Maggie Ingram and The Ingramettes were soon a sought after group to sing at churches, gospel festivals, auditoriums, church conferences, and other places throughout Florida. In December 1961, Ms. Ingram moved her family to Richmond, Virginia. .Ms. Ingram found employment in the home of Oliver W. Hill, Sr., an energetic attorney who was working on a civil rights case. She also began a prison ministry with her children and partnered with the Mt. Gilead Baptist Church in the 1970’s. In the years since, the Ingramettes have received numerous awards including most recently the prestigious Virginia Heritage Award!