Tuesday, September 19, 2017

U2 – Pride (In The Name Of Love) (Island)

That Apr. 04, 1968 stands as one of the most tragic dates in the history of the United States, its Afro-American community and more widely humanity, with the assassination of iconic Martin Luther King, Jr. A man who dedicated his life to the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs.
He successively led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott, helped founding the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in 1957. But also a 1962 struggle against segregation in Albany, GA (the Albany Movement) although without succeeding, and helped putting together the 1963 nonviolent protests in Birmingham, AL. prior to organize the 1963 March on Washington, where he delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, establishing him as one of the greatest orators in American history.
Planning a national occupation of Washington, D.C., to be called the Poor People’s Campaign back in 1968, he was assassinated on Apr. 04 in Memphis, TN.
“Early morning, April four, Shot rings out in the Memphis sky. Free at last, they took your life, They could not take your pride…”, sing Irish band U2 as a vibrant tribute to him on the Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois 1984 produced ‘Pride (In The Name Of Love)’, eventually bringing social content back to a genre – Rock – that had lost most of it with the end of the Vietnam War.

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