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.

HITS LIST:
HOME RUN DERBY
Going yard (7/11a)
NEAR TRUTHS: A TOUR OF THE LANDSCAPE
I.B. will be your guide. (7/15a)
GRAMMY PRE-CHEW:
THREE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BIG 4
On your Marks, get set, go. (7/8a)
ON THE COVER:
CHAPPELL ROAN
Half of Island's one-two punch (7/15a)
AUSTIN NEAL STICKS THE LANDING
These two are tight. (7/15a)
THE GRAMMY SHORT LIST
Who's already a lock?
COUNTRY'S NEWEST DISRUPTOR
Three chords and some truth you may not be ready for.
AI IS ALREADY EATING YOUR LUNCH
The kids can tell the difference... for now.
INDIE DISTRIBUTION'S RISE TO GLORY
The discovery engine is revving higher.
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