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Special: A Beautiful Symphony of Brotherhood

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A Beautiful Symphony of Brotherhood: A Musical Journey in the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. - Monday (January 19) 10am

Martin Luther King, Jr. grew up listening to and singing church songs, and saw gospel and folk music as natural tools to further the civil rights movement.

In this hour-long special from WQXR and WNYC, host Terrance McKnight interweaves musical examples with Dr. King's own speeches and sermons to illustrate the powerful place that music held in his work--and examines how the musical community responded to and participated in Dr. King's cause.

Terrance McKnight is WQXR's Evening Host. He came to WQXR from WNYC, which he joined in 2008. He brings to his position wide and varied musical experience that includes performance, teaching and radio broadcast. An accomplished pianist, McKnight was also a member of the Morehouse College faculty, where he taught music appreciation and applied piano.

Daniel Gilliam is Program Director for LPM Classical. Email Daniel at dgilliam@lpm.org.