Margaret Pleasant Douroux
DOUROUX, Margaret Pleasant. b. Los Angeles, California, 21 March 1941. One of six children born to Olga and Earl A. Pleasant, her father was a gospel singer who had toured with his friend, gospel superstar Mahalia Jackson; and an African American Baptist preacher who founded the Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles, where he invited the greatest gospel singers to sing. Margaret was educated in the public schools in Los Angeles, California State University (BA, 1964), and the University of Southern California (MS, 1968; MA, 1973). For thirteen years she was an elementary school teacher, guidance counselor, and school psychologist in the Los Angeles City Schools. Her...
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