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Music and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Friday at 10:00 PM


Hymns & Hip Hop Conference ’14, “Bridging the Gap Between the Holy and Hip Hop”—that’s what’s brewing at Ebenezer Baptist Church today. Music is as central to that parish as God; it is fundamental to prayer, to the expression of faith, praise, and worship; of community and hope.

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Terrance McKnight

Martin Luther King, Sr. became the pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in 1931. He married his wife Alberta at Ebenezer; that’s where they raised their three children: Willie Christine, Alfred, and the future civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, Jr.

On Friday, February 28 at 10:00 PM, WQXR’s Terrance McKnight presents A Beautiful Symphony of Brotherhood: A Musical Journey in the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr., “From the church songs that resonated with him to the classical music with which he wooed his wife.”

Artists include Marian Anderson, Mahalia Jackson, Pete Seeger, and Duke Ellington; John Coltrane, Max Roach, Charles Mingus, and Bob Dylan.

View video of Mahalia Jackson singing We Shall Overcome:

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