Truth and Rights: Celebrating Martin Luther King in the Caribbean

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Mighty Sparrow, “Martin Luther King For President” and “Martin Luther King”

Mighty Sparrow

Trinidad’s calypso king paid tribute to MLK not once but twice, advocating for the civil rights leader’s election to higher office with “Martin Luther King For President,” and then again shortly after his 1968 assassination. One line in particular stands out from that tune, called “Martin Luther King,”: “He walked in the footsteps of Jesus, and just like Christ, he died for us.”