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"I tell you," Mavis Staples says, "I watch the news sometimes and I think I'm back in the '60s." The gospel legend was recently recognized at the Kennedy Center Honors. Chris Strong/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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For Mavis Staples, The Music Of The Civil Rights Era Couldn't Be More Relevant Today

The gospel legend is now a Kennedy Center honoree. She discusses developing an iconic voice at a young age, her family's confrontations with racism and why she's a big fan of Chance The Rapper.

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"I tell you," Mavis Staples says, "I watch the news sometimes and I think I'm back in the '60s." The gospel legend was recently recognized at the Kennedy Center Honors. Chris Strong/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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For Mavis Staples, The Music Of The Civil Rights Era Couldn't Be More Relevant Today

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Love and Trust Mavis Staples
High Wire Erroll Garner

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