'The Night James Brown Saved Boston'

James Brown

James Brown performs at the Newport Jazz Festival, circa 1968. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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On April 5, 1968, soul legend James Brown performed a concert in Boston that many say shielded that city from the kinds of devastating riots that ripped other cities apart after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Farai Chideya talks with David Leaf about his new film, The Night James Brown Saved Boston.

It premieres this Saturday on VH1.

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