A Beautiful Symphony of Brotherhood: A Musical Journey in the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Saturday, January 16 at 10PM on WQXR 105.9, Sunday, January 17 at 7AM on AM820 and Monday, January 18 at 3PM on 93.9FM

Tuesday, January 05, 2010


Martin Luther King, Jr. grew up listening to and singing church songs, and saw gospel and folk music as natural tools to further the civil rights movement. In this hour-long special from WNYC, host Terrance McKnight interweaves musical examples with Dr. King's own speeches and sermons to illustrate the powerful place that music held in his work--and examines how the musical community responded to and participated in Dr. King's cause.


Terrance McKnight is the Evening Host on WQXR. He came to WQXR from WNYC, which he joined in 2008. He brings to his position wide and varied musical experience that includes performance, teaching and radio broadcast. An accomplished pianist, McKnight was also a member of the Morehouse College faculty, where he taught music appreciation and applied piano.

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Comments [3]

La Fonte Nesbitt from Washington, DC

One of the best celebrations of his life and those others who lead the civil rights movement that I have ever heard or seen. A powerful reminder of the power of music.

Jan. 13 2012 06:28 PM
Susan Ross from Atlanta, GA

wonderful compilation of the musical influences that surrounded and developed MLK Jr. Thank you!

Jan. 16 2011 12:34 PM
Leatrice from Atlanta, GA

Love it! Thank you for producing this WNYC.

Jan. 16 2011 11:36 AM

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