16 January 2012

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (U.S.): U2, "Pride (In the Name of Love)" (1984)

U2 at the Garden, 2005

In the Arizona struggle over recognition of this federal holiday, U2 stepped right into the depths of that coflict. The Irish rockers performed concerts and supported, in word, song, and deed, the
recognition of the new holiday; in return came death threats against band frontman Bono. U2 went on with the concerts anyway, performing Pride (In the Name of Love) -- a song about the late Rev. Dr. King, Jr., and every man, woman or child who ever showed pride in the face of injustice, all in the name of love.

The internet sheriff won't let me embed the video here, so please check it out at this link:



Mac Dooley said...

Great, powerful song.

Paco Malo said...

Thanks, Mac.

Peace, Jim