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by Mildred Europa Taylor, at 05:00 am, September 23, 2018, History

5 interesting facts you should know about soul music legend Ray Charles

A civil rights march

Supported the Civil Rights Movement

The R&B legend was also a huge supporter of the civil rights movement in the 1960s. He became a friend of Martin Luther King Jr. and refused to play before segregated audiences during that period. Charles further composed protest songs such as “You’re in for a Big Surprise” and “Danger Zone.”

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