Fullerton College: A Pictorial History

Also on hand for the Bicentennial celebration was composer, songwriter, and actor Jester Hairston (1901-2000), who performed on campus on February 29, 1976, focusing on Black spiritual music. An actor on the Amos ‘n’ Andy Show (1951), Hairston is best known for his songs “Amen” and “Mary’s Boy Child,” the most popular Christmas tunes written by an African American. He also had small parts in several notable films, including To Kill a Mockingbird, The Alamo, and In the Heat of the Night.
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