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Songs of Remberance, Celebration & Hope: commemorating the birthday of Martin Luther King

Today, we celebrate the life and legacy of one of time’s greatest revolutionaries, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Songs like Odetta’s “Glory Halleluja” and Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are A-Changin” remind us to honor those who fought for their freedom and equality as human beings during the Civil Rights Movement. Michael Franti’s “Hey WorldRead more…

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KEXP Documentaries: Civil Rights Songs – Oh Freedom

Hello KEXP friends, Michele Myers here. Every week I create a short story out of music and talking. We call these stories KEXP Documentaries. Our current series is Civil Rights Songs. And although it was one of the most difficult to research (because the crimes committed against African-Americans before and during the 50’s and 60’sRead more…

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