In 1986 a slew of hip-hop and R&B artists got together to sing an anthem to Martin Luther King, Jr. The video, introduced by King’s son, after he answers some brief questions from school children, features Run-DMC, Whodini, Menudo, New Edition, and Whitney Houston (in her finest après ski wear), among others. And closes with some of King’s moving “I have a dream” speech.
If you can believe it, January 20, 1986 was the FIRST time Martin Luther King Jr. Day was recognized as a holiday and (for the most part) nationally celebrated.
-DJ Darko, Your Pop Culture Mixologist
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