Civil Rights on the Silver Screen

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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., speaking in front of 25,000 civil rights marchers, at the conclusion of the Selma to Montgomery march. (Stephen Somerstein/Getty)

In honor the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, we feature music from movies that touch on the struggle for civil rights.

David Garland presents the stirring score by pianist/composer Jason Moran for the new film about Dr. King, "Selma." He also presents highlights from "A Raisin In The Sun," "Red Tails," "The Color Purple," and more.

Comments [2]

Paul Pettigrew from Perth, Western Australia

Very puzzling: half-way through you appear to have reverted to last week's "Biopics" episode or have I discovered time travel on the WQXR website?
At around 33 minutes, you referred to "coming up, music from Terence Blanchard, John Williams and more" then the usual commercials followed by "I'm bring you music from biopics"!
Finally, Terence McKnight cut-in a few minutes before the end announcing the time to be 9 o'clock (when in fact it was 3 or 4 minutes before!?
MMMMMMM…mighty puzzling…

Jan. 17 2015 10:27 PM

"In honor the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday ..."
Huh? DD~~

Jan. 17 2015 12:55 AM

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