The new film, Selma, has reminded us all of Dr. King’s role in civil rights. But he was also a deep thinker in other areas as well. He says about music, “For in the particular struggle of the Negro in America there is something akin to the universal struggle of modern man. Everybody has the Blues. Everybody longs for meaning. Everybody needs to love and be loved. Everybody needs to clap hands and be happy. Everybody longs for faith. In music, especially this broad category called Jazz, there is a stepping stone towards all of these.” Read the whole story on The New Jazz Archive blog.