The Musical Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

While listening to the umpteenth version of U2‘s “Pride (In the Name of Love)” this MLK day, take a moment to hear another, more nuanced version of the same issue. “Legacy” by Pierce Pettis doesn’t mention Martin Luther King, Jr. or even the civil rights struggle. Rather, it comes from the perspective of living in the south, and the predjudices we pass down to our own children and grandchildren, unknowingly or on purpose. This clip features Pettis not only playing the song, but stopping to explain it a bit, too…

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