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BBC  Radio 2 will mark the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s iconic 'I Have A Dream' speech by playing 24 hours of music made by black artists starting tonight at 10pm

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Less obviously political but still making a point that aligns with MLK's march for equal rights. One of those examples where a cover can come through stronger:  

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Less obviously political but still making a point that aligns with MLK's march for equal rights. One of those examples where a cover can come through stronger:

 

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The BBC has a terrible history when it comes to playing/supporting music created by black performers, be they American or British. I wonder just how often some of the music featured during this 24 hr period was playlisted and heard on the BBC when it was originally released? Even A list black artists struggled to have their music played on Radio 1 in the late 60s through the 70s and well into the 80s. 

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