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Music of the Movement: I’ve Been Buked and I’ve Been Scorned

At the 1963 March on Washington, the great gospel singer Mahalia Jackson reached deep into the gospel catalog and sang familiar African American prayer/songs for the crowd of hundreds of thousands.

That day Jackson sang “I’ve Been Buked and I’ve Been Scorned” and “How I Got Over.”

This continues a survey of songs of the Civil Rights era, leading up to the dedication of the Rev. Martin L. King, Jr. memorial on August 28.

This video has photographs of Jackson, with her proper hat, and other principals of the day, including King, at that historic march.

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