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Black singers and musicians that were activist
Topic Started: Apr 22 2018, 05:12 PM (1,268 Views)
James

Jazz singer Abbey Lincoln was active in the struggle, she used her platform to speak out against injustice done to blacks. With Jazz drummer Max Roach she recorded a record called We Insist! Freedom Now Suite, which was a protest record.

This is Abbey Lincoln singing about a slave owner.



Edited by James, Apr 22 2018, 09:43 PM.
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James

Miriam Makeba was a great singer, but she was much more than a singer, she was also an activist. Miriam Makeba spoke out against Apartheid through her songs, and for that reason the South African Government banned her from living in that country. She lived in exile in other countries for 31 years, and during that time it was against the law for any person in South Africa to own a picture of her, and any person caught with a picture of her could be arrested and face jail time. Her songs were also banned in South Africa during Apartheid.

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Miriam Makeba and Winnie Mandela together.

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She made a song honoring Malcolm X.

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James

When James Brown drummer got sick with cancer, Prince gave him 80,000 dollars to pay his medical bills.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k72ZDM5k_nE
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James

This video talks about the CIA assassination attempt on Bob Marley's life.




Edited by James, Apr 25 2018, 02:24 AM.
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James

In 1968 singer Eartha Kitt went to the white house and stood up for poor black kids by speaking out against the Vietnam war. She said that the Vietnam war would get poor black kids killed. This angered Lyndon Johnson and his wife, and they had her blacklisted. Johnson called the FBI and the CIA and told them to find something on her, and she started getting death threats.



In this song Eartha Kitt asked the question why is it that all the pictures of angels are painted white?

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Cassidy

I love and respect all of those black music artist.
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Marcus
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Your actions show if you love black people, those black singers and musicians actions prove that they love black people.
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