Music 101: Civil Rights part 2


February is Black History Month in the U.S., and this week Music 101 takes another look at the music of the Civil Rights movement. The show airs Wednesday, Feb. 2 at 8pm MST. 

Related: The story behind Black History Month

In an episode that aired last month, Music 101 host Margot showcased songs that were part of the movement at the time. In this episode she picks up where that program left off and looks at music that came in the years after the death of Martin Luther King, Jr.

martin luther king button Photo by The New York Public Library on Unsplash
Credit: the New York Public Library and Unsplash


Artists featured in this week’s Music 101 episode include:

  • James Brown
  • Richie Havens
  • Sly and the Family Stone
  • Curtis Mayfield
  • Marvin Gaye
  • Nina Simone



In each episode of Music 101, Margot highlights a different chapter in music history, bringing you songs you love and the stories behind them.

Listen to Music 101 on the Colorado Sound every Sunday at 10am MST, with the same episode repeated Wednesday at 8pm MST.

You can also hear recent episodes on our Music 101 show page