A Beautiful Symphony of Brotherhood: A Musical Journey in the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Airs at 9 pm on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016 on WQXR.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Tune in at 9 pm on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, on WQXR.
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, WQXR 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.