Video Roundup: Songs of Freedom – Commemorating the Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King

As we watch events abroad unfold while our brothers and sisters in the East fight for self-governance and as politicians at home debate the destiny of our own nation, it’s important we’re reminded that we in America still have a long way to go when it comes to personal freedom and equality. Today, we celebrate the life and legacy Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of history’s great voices of liberty, and gathered here are a handful of songs that inspire us and remind us that his message is as relevant now as it was in 1963. What songs inspire you? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

The Staple Singers – Freedom Highway

Mavis Staples – Eyes On The Prize

Charles Bradley – Why Is It So Hard (Live on KEXP)

Aloe Blacc – I Need a Dollar

Jurassic 5 – Work It Out

John Legend and The Roots – I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free

the amazing original: Nina Simone – I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free

DEVO – Freedom of Choice

Iron & Wine – Freedom Hangs Like Heaven

Jimi Hendrix – Freedom

Chuck Prophet – Let Freedom Ring (Live on KEXP)

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