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Stevie Wonder Has a Dream

Carol Cooper, The Face, June 1984

In 1981 Stevie Wonder led the first of three marches in Washington D.C. calling for the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, the black civil rights activist shot dead in 1968, to be made into a national holiday. Among those with him on the march was the Rev. Jesse Jackson. Carol Cooper tracked down Stevie Wonder in Florida earlier this year for an exclusive interview. She reveals how the former Motown child star played a vital part in bringing together support for Jackson's bid to become the first black US presidential candidate.

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