Civil rights road trip – music playlist

The hopes and suffering of the civil rights era coincided with and helped inspire a golden age of American music. The message is loud and proud on these soul, jazz and gospel classics
50 years on from the death of Martin Luther King: civil rights road trip

Mixing one of the greatest speeches in history with a Chicago house track might sound like a bad idea but the result is spectacular, heightening the power of both the music and – as if it were needed – the great man’s message.

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