Today in the United States, we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Through his work in civil rights, politics and leadership, he brought our country and the world forward and inspired us to be better people to each other.
Today, we at SyncSummit pay tribute to this great American by presenting some of our favorite songs inspired by his work and his contribution to humanity.
Mahalia Jackson – How I Got Over
The Queen of Gospel at her best, as an opening performer at King’s 1963 “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom”
Bob Dylan and Joan Baez – “When The Ship Comes In/Only A Pawn in Their Game”
Hobo Bob and Joan Baez at the “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom” inspiring the crowd.
Glory – Common, John Legend
An amazing song by any measure and a great tribute from the film “Selma”
Let Freedom Ring – Flocabulary
If only more rap was like this these days. A well written rap about the legacy of MLK and why it’s important today.
MLK – U2
U2 is at their finest when they are singing from the heart. This is one of those times.
Happy Birthday – Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder’s tribute song as part of the advocacy for MLK’s birthday to be a national holiday. It worked.
A Chosen Servant – The Victorious Glorylanders
This poignant tribute was recorded shortly after MLK’s assassination in 1968.