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

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., speaking in front of 25,000 civil rights marchers, at the conclusion of the Selma to Montgomery march.

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.

Listen Monday, January 18 at 10pm on 93.9FM