Dr. Martin Luther King on Jazz

| July 22, 2010
“Much of the power of our Freedom Movement in the United States has come from this music. It has strengthened us with its sweet rhythms when courage began to fail. It has calmed us with its rich harmonies when spirits were down. And now, Jazz is exported to the world. For in the particular struggle of the Negro in America there is something akin to the universal struggle of modern man. Everybody has the Blues. Everybody longs for meaning.” (Excerpts from Dr. King’s opening speech in 1964 Berlin Jazz Festival)
Entry contributor: Jamal