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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 ROCKS
THE STREAMS
Coming-out party for a rockstar (5/17a)
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He's ageless and tireless. (5/17a)
WANT FRIES WITH
THAT HITS LIST?
It's a metaphor. (5/18a)
NEW RELEASES: STILL A COLE WORLD
Dude, that's some vertical leap. (5/17a)
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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