Video of the Week: “King”

“King, where are your people now?
Chained and pacified.
Tried in vain to show them how.
And for that you died.”

English reggae band UB40 released the single “King” in 1980, and it quickly became a hit on UK charts. Thirty-five years later, the song still resonates.

You can find the full versions of some of the excerpted speeches and news reports on YouTube:

01:08 Dr Martin Luther King jr Speech – I Have A Dream

02:42 Martin Luther King’s Last Speech: “I’ve Been To The Mountaintop”

03:13 Bloody Sunday (Selma March)

03:38 Selma March

03:58 Martin Luther King, speech in Montgomery, AL, 1965

See more about Martin Luther King, Jr. on Senior Planet


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