Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Martin Luther King Jnr and His Influence on Aretha Franklin

This post is one of a series this week in anticipation of the 4th April 2008, the 40th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King Jnr.

Aretha Franklin’s song “Freedom” was written after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968.

Her song inspired the world to “think about what you are trying to do to me, think, let your mind go and let yourself be free, ooh freedom, freedom, I said freedom.”

The full text of her song is at this link: Lyrics.

Dr. Geoff Pound

Image: Aretha in full voice.