Music Monday: Martin Luther King and The Civil Rights Movement

MLK was one of the Civil Rights Movement leaders during the fight to end de jure segregation and racism. Gandhi inspired his tactics, and his oration gave birth to many iconic speeches and national treasure. He also created a renaissance in the black community of arts and literature. We salute MLK today to his efforts and the impact he had on America and book culture.



The songs are the combination of Civil Rights protests songs, Motown, and more modern music that illustrates the early Civil Rights movement’s triumphs and the ongoing work that groups and society are doing to make a more just society.