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by Mosi Reeves

January 20, 2014

Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.

by Mosi Reeves  |  January 20, 2014

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life and work continues to be an inspiration to the world. This short playlist samples from the hundreds of songs that pay homage to his life and ideals. Some, like The Impressions' "People Get Ready," are a snapshot of the idealism and hunger for change that powered the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. Others, like Neil Young's "Southern Man" and Marvin Gaye's "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)" tackle the problems that made that movement so necessary. And this list wouldn't be complete without U2's "Pride (In the Name of Love)," a ringing, celebratory biography of one of the greatest men of the past century.

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