The great Mahalia Jackson sang “We Shall Overcome”, the hymn turned civil rights anthem, at Dr.Martin Luther King’s funeral. The bittersweetness of her music resonated with over 50,000 spectators that day because they were short one crucial musician; their drum major for peace.
Dr. King carved a name for himself out of the hardened medium of segregation pervasive throughout American history. His relentless pursuit of social justice placed him at the front and centre of the civil rights movement, culminating at the point of his legendary “I have a Dream” speech; a highlight of his career. Wa know more about his legacy? Read on: