It was perhaps the greatest hit of the ’60s — not ‘She Loves You’ or ‘Blowin’ in the Wind’ but the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1963 speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial: “I Have a Dream.” In observation of the slain civil rights leader’s national holiday, here’s a suggested playlist fit for a King.
Among the artists on the list, Common feat. Will.i.am, ‘A Dream’ (2006)
The conscious rapper’s contribution to the ‘Freedom Writers’ soundtrack samples MLK’s most famous oration. Check the video, which plays out like an A/V history lesson in an empty classroom.