Black History Month: When Aretha Franklin Ran The World (Video)


While others could only watch the throne, Aretha Franklin reigned for decades as the Queen of Soul. Check the stats: “Nine top-ten singles in a year and a half,” says music historian Paul Gambaccini in this Biography video. “‘Respect,’ a great single by Otis Redding, becomes an anthem and a classic for women and for humanity.” Keep watching for the scene where Aretha and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. embrace on Aretha Franklin Day.