Equality Quotes (1241 quotes)
Bob Marley - redemption song
20 of your songs that changed the world
Throughout history, artists and songwriters have expressed a longing for equality and justice through their music. Before the U. Civil War, African-American slaves gave voice to their oppression through protest songs camouflaged as biblical spirituals. But perhaps in no other time in American history did popular music more clearly reflect the political and cultural moment than the soundtrack of the s—one that exemplified a new and overt social consciousness. That decade, a palpable energy slowly burned and intensified through a succession of events : the assassination of John F. Kennedy in , the civil rights movement, and the Vietnam War. By the mids, frustration about the slow pace of change began to percolate with riots in multiple cities.
Count Your American Blessings
During Black History Month it is important to reflect and think about how much change is still needed since the Civil Rights movement in the s. To get inspired to continue to make a difference, take a look at these top civil rights songs you should have on your playlist rotation. This song is definitely empowering. This song was dedicated by the artist to Ferguson, to help promote peace and support those fighting for racial equality in Mississippi. This song is also a tribute to Michael Brown.