10 pieces of music that were inspired by Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

By , January 20, 2021 8:07 pm
The life and death of Martin Luther King, Jr inspired many musicians to try to express his beliefs, ideas and legacy through music. Here are a few you might want to listen to as a way of honoring King’s memory.

Discover 10 pieces of music that were inspired by or dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  1. Happy Birthday by Stevie Wonder
  2. We Shall Overcome by Bruce Springsteen
  3. One Vision by Queen
  4. Like a King by Ben Harper
  5. MLK by U2
  6. Three Black Kings by Duke Ellington
  7. Gates of Justice by Dave Brubeck
  8. Brother K. by Dizzy Gillespie
Here at the Recorded Sound Archives you can listen to Gates of Justice by Dave Brubeck.
When writing this composition, Dave Brubeck has always maintained that the essential message of The Gates of Justice is brotherhood of man.
Listen to the original recording, here at the Recorded Sound Archives at FAU Libraries.

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