From The Idiot Factor:
Aretha Franklin was more than just a singer and entertainer, she was also a voice for the civil rights movement. We can be thankful that we had such entertainers during the civil rights movement, during the 1960s. The following article explains some of her political work:
From the BBC:
Her Baptist minister father was the organiser behind the 1963 Detroit Walk to Freedom - the largest-ever demonstration for civil rights in the
the March on US later
that year, when the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr made his "I have a
dream" speech. Washington
King was a frequent guest in her father's home.
At 16 years of age,
on tour with him, just after recording her first album. Franklin
She would sing at King's funeral a decade later.
King's daughter, Dr Bernice King, a "shining example" of how to use the arts to support social change.
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