Pops Staples' Tribute to MLK In 1994, legendary singer Pops Staples, the partriarch of the gospel group The Staples Singers, spoke with NPR's Liane Hansen about his friendship with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The two men last spoke in Memphis just a few weeks before Dr. King was assasinated there in 1968. In an excerpt from that interview, Pops Staples, who died this past December, remembers the great civil rights leader, and performs one of Dr. King's favorite songs, Why Am I Treated So Bad.
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Pops Staples' Tribute to MLK

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Pops Staples' Tribute to MLK

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In 1994, legendary singer Pops Staples, the partriarch of the gospel group The Staples Singers, spoke with NPR's Liane Hansen about his friendship with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The two men last spoke in Memphis just a few weeks before Dr. King was assasinated there in 1968. In an excerpt from that interview, Pops Staples, who died this past December, remembers the great civil rights leader, and performs one of Dr. King's favorite songs, Why Am I Treated So Bad.