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"How I Got Over" is the title of a song performed by legendary gospel singer and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. favorite, Mahalia Jackson. The song was part of the program at the march on Washington, D.C. where the I Have A Dream speech was delivered. It was Ms. Jackson who called out from her seat behind the podium to Dr. King: “Tell them about the dream, Martin!” which prompted King to go off script with his historic and inspirational words. This uplifting, gospel-themed concert honors Dr. King, the music associated with civil rights, and the spirit and passion of all those who marched with Dr. King that monumental day in Washington.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Concert Features Hamilton actor, Mayor Marty Walsh, WBUR's Delores Handy, and a new work by Scott Wheeler.
BCC is very excited to announce that Nik Walker from Broadway's smash hit musical, Hamilton, has been added to the lineup of performer's at BCC's 14th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Concert, How I Got Over, on Monday, January 16. Newly announced additions to the gospel themed program include welcoming remarks by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and WBUR's (90.9) Emmy Award-winning, reporter, Delores Handy. BCC has also commissioned a new work, Free Land, by Boston composer Scott Wheeler, relating to black history, relating to Martin Luther King Anthony Burns and the 12th Baptist Church of Roxbury). Wheeler is the composer of Naga, which BCC premiered in September. Furthermore, musically Free Land picks up on the gospel theme of the event