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Music of the Movement: Precious Lord, Take My Hand

One of the songs Rev. Martin L. King requested from the legendary gospel singer Mahalia Jackson or the young daughter of the famous preacher, Rev. C.L. Franklin, was “Precious Lord, Take My Hand.”

Dr. Martin Luther King (C) leads thousands of civil rights demonstrators on the last leg of the Selma to Montgomery march in 1965. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

This selection continues a survey of songs sung during the Civil Rights era.

Here’s Aretha singing “Precious Lord...”

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