5 Powerful Songs About The Civil Rights Movement


Glory by Common, John Legend from the movie Selma
Most powerful lyric:
“That’s why Rosa sat on the bus
That’s why we walk through Ferguson with our hands up”

American Skin (41 Shots) by Bruce Spingsteen
Most powerful lyric:
“Lena gets her son ready for school
She says now on these streets Charles
You got to understand the rules
Promise me if an officer stops you’ll always be polite
Never ever run away and promise mama you’ll keep your hands in sight”

What’s Going On by Marvin Gay
Most powerful lyric:
“For only love can conquer hate”

White Privilege II – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Jamila Woods
Most powerful lyric:
“Are you marching for freedom, or when it’s convenient?”

Trapped by 2Pac
Most powerful lyric:
“Can barely walk the city streets
Without a cop harassing me, searching me
Then asking my identity
Hands up, throw me up against the wall
Didn’t do a thing at all”

Written by Ryan Cassata


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