Here in the States it is Martin Luther King Day and so to honor the great man I am posting this inspirational recording of the song 'Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round'. I cannot fathom the kind of strength and courage that people had to have back in those times (and even today in some places) to keep on walking, marching and pushing forward for freedom that is so rightly deserved.
After the music is a video of Martin Luther King's 'I have a dream speech'. If you haven't seen it please take the time to watch it at some time.
This recording is taken off the recordings on 'Movement Soul' and here is the background to those recordings from Hearing Voices:
"Beware a revolution that comes singing," someone once said. And these people sang. They also preached, they chanted, they talked. And it was all about one thing: freedom for black people, too long bound in slavery.
Movement Soul is a collection of live recordings from the freedom movement at a peak time: 1963 and 1964. Inspired moments have been chosen from mass meeting's sermons, rallies, demonstrations and individual interviews. Traditionally sung prayers and passionate sayings are intermingled with songs like "Go Tell It on the Mountain," "This Little Light of Mine" and "Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round."