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Music Inspired by Martin Luther King

Check out these great songs by Common, John Legend, Nina Simone and more.

We are also looking to feature music submitted by our visitors. We hope you enjoy it and of course, please feel free to send in your own.

Author Song Listen/Watch Length


"I Have A Dream"
Music Video

I Have a Dream Music Video by Common
I Have A Dream Music Video by Common


John Legend
(cover of U2)

Pride (In the Name of Love)

John Legend -- Pride (In the Name of Love)


Nina Simone

Why (The King of Love Is Dead)

Nina Simone: Why (The King of Love Is Dead)

Stevie Wonder Happy Birthday to Ya Martin Luther King Birthday (Happy Birthday to Ya) 6:35
The King Dream Chorus
and Holiday Crew
"King Holiday" "King Holiday"
This is a music video from 1986, where El DeBarge, Fat Boys, Full Force, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Whitney Houston, Kurtis Blow, Stacy Lattisaw, Lisa Lisa, Teena Marie, Menudo (with Ricky Martin), Stephanie Mills, New Edition, Run-D.M.C., James "J.T." Taylor, and Whodini all came together to record a tribute song "King Holiday" in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Eddie Velez "Let Freedom Ring" Let freedom ring (Photo slideshow and music) 3:56
Award "Kings Army" Slam Poetry piece dedicated to Martin Luther King 2:30

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