Music & The Movement

Hip-hop shifted focus from the DJ to the MC with the help from Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five’s ‘The Message.’

Rev. Al Sharpton speaks on segregation being practiced legally while popular songs promoting racial and social justice were on the rise – including Aretha Franklin who contributed to the soundtrack of Black women in America.

Used to unite our people as they marched and feared for their life, ‘We Shall Overcome’ became a rallying cry.

“It’s unfortunate that so many Black people have to die for the world to understand a lot of the Black pain.”