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BLACK ACTIVISTS IN LYRICS

In honor of Black History Month, LyricFind is applauding the legacies of Black activists whose impact has been reflected in song. 

Using their own data, LyricFind compiled song references to, among others, Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, who topped their chart with more than 600 combined mentions; they’ve been cited together in lyrics 31 times.

LyricFind's infographic also features Rosa Parks, Fred Hampton, Jackie Robinson, Harriet Tubman, Jesse Jackson and Angela Davis, as well as international figures like Nelson Mandela and Marcus Garvey, the latter suggesting the endurance of Pan-African movements.

Also exhibited are pivotal instances of Black activism. See below for a fuller picture.

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OLIVIA’S LANE
Talk about an overnight sensation. (4/20a)
UMG STANDS UP WITH MARLEYS ON TUFF GONG COLLECTIVE
Bob's daughter stirs it up. (4/20a)
CATALOG SONGS YTD:
"SUNFLOWER" AND
ALL THE REST
Post Malone, Fleetwood Mac and Juice WRLD on one chart. (4/20a)
HITS LIST: RULES
FOR ENTRY
It's exclusive, but you're invited to come on in. (4/20a)
BLACK MUSIC MONTH FOREVER
We've got a plan. (4/20a)
RHYTHM, BLUES AND THE FUTURE
The musical tapestry we know as R&B.
WHO'S NEXT?
Predicting the next big catalog deal.
JUST THE VAX, MA'AM
Once we all get vaccinated, how long before we can party?
WORLDWIDE GROOVE
How is globalization bringing far-flung territories into the musical mainstream?
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