The Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial dedication has been postponed to a later date due to weather conditions, leaving us a perfect opportunity to catch up with music that fueled many of the marches MLK led. Casey Gane-McCalla at NewsOne has compiled a list of the “Top ten Civil Rights protests songs of all time.”

“Martin Luther King knew that the Civil Rights movement needed a soundtrack and that every hero needed theme music,” Gane-McCalla writes 

Here are three of my favorites from her list, check them out and make sure to visit NewsOne for the full list that ranges from jazz, folk, R&B to gospel.

We Shall Overcome



Oh Freedom


People Get Ready

Read this online at http://colorlines.com/archives/2011/08/listen_to_the_songs_demonstrators_sang_at_mlk_marches.html


Thank you for printing out this Colorlines.com article. If you liked this article, please make a donation today at colorlines.com/donate to support our ongoing news coverage, investigations and actions to promote solutions.