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Photo of Stevie Wonder, Gil Scott Heron, Reverend Jesse Jackson, Gladys Knight and Sam Courtney at a press conference at Rafu Gallery, Washington, DC, January 15, 1981.

Martin Luther King Day and Stevie Wonder

Dr. King was assassinated on April 4th in 1968, but his holiday wasn’t celebrated until November 17th, 1986, nearly 20 years later.

Writing for Cuepoint on Medium, Marcus Baram, journalist and author of the biography “Gil Scott-Heron: Pieces of a Man”, explores how the holiday came to be through the dedicated intervention of Stevie Wonder, musical prodigy and multi-Grammy winning recording artist.

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