U2 has been profoundly influenced by Martin Luther King Jr.’s inspiring messages and groundbreaking work, and the legendary band even dedicated its songs “Pride (In the Name of Love)” and “MLK” to the civil rights icon. In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, join Bono in honoring Dr. King as the U2 frontman reads excerpts of the activist’s unforgettable speeches and plays “Pride (In the Name of Love)” and “MLK” here on U2 X-Radio (Ch. 32).
“Dr. King kept us tolerant in a time of terror,” Bono says during his 10-minute tribute. “Kept us faithful to peace and community. Made us believe in joy and justice. Showed us the way to a shared humanity. Dr. King’s voice is louder today than it has ever been. He is one of the true fathers of our American dream.”
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In the meantime, relive U2’s stirring 1986 performance of “Pride (In the Name of Love)” from the Conspiracy of Hope concert in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
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