Lou Walker group in concert at library

2/7/2014, 6 a.m.

The Negro spiritual “Great Gettin’ Up Morning,” written by gospel great Mahalia Jackson, will be performed by the Lou Walker Senior Center Performing Arts Group on Feb. 11.

“Hallelujah: In That Great Gettin’ Up Mornin’!” takes place at 7 p.m. at the Decatur Library.

The musical program is part of the library’s Black History Month observance.

Jackson, who died in 1972, was a powerful contralto. She wrote and popularized “Great Gettin’ Up Morning.”

Funding for the concert is provided by the Friends of the Decatur Library.

The library is at 215 Sycamore St. in downtown Decatur. For more information, visit www.dekalblibrary.org or call 404-370-3070.