WBEZ Archives: Mavis Staples Reflects On MLK’s Influence On The Staple Singers

WBEZ Archives: Mavis Staples Reflects On MLK’s Influence On The Staple Singers

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Originally aired January 19, 1998

On this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Eight-Forty-Eight host Jan Coleman interviews singer Mavis Staples. Staples reflects on Dr. King’s impact on The Staple Singers and plays recordings of their top songs including “Respect Yourself”.