(CLEVELAND, MS) – The Recording Academy celebrates the enduring legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Through the music of this historic movement.
On Friday, March 16 in the Sanders Soundstage GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi and Recording Academy™ Memphis, Atlanta, Nashville, and Florida Chapters commemorate and remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the days leading up to the 50th anniversary since his tragic passing and the music that powered the civil rights movement with a special evening of stories and performances by GRAMMY®-winning and nominated artists.
Performances will range from folk to funk, from Southern gospel to deep soul, featuring GRAMMY winners William Bell, Bobby Rush, and Betty Wright, and GRAMMY nominee PJ Morton, backed by an all-star band of legendary studio musicians from the golden age of Stax Records. The multi-media event will feature never-before-screened interviews from the GRAMMY Living Histories archive featuring such icons of American music, culture, and politics as Al Bell, B.B. King, Coretta Scott King, and more.
Music was so important in our struggle. I can’t imagine what it would have been like, if we hadn’t had the music” Coretta Scott King, American author, activist, and civil rights leader