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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963 (photo courtesy of Wikimedia)

Martin Luther King Jr. on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963 (photo courtesy of Wikimedia)

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Benham Jones in for Corny O'Connell on this cold winter's morning. Today we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

For Question of the Day tell me your song suggestions to mark the day and I'll spin a set in the 9 a.m. hour.

Songs played:

Nina Simone, "Mississippi Goddam," Nina Simone in Concert in 1964
Rhiannon Giddens, "Freedom Highway," Pop Staples cover, from the album Freedom Highway
Marvin Gaye, "What's Going On?," What's Going On?
Solomon Burke, "None of Us Are Free," Don't Give Up On Me