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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.

ADELE’S STREAMING HISTORY, FROM THE HITS ARCHIVES
Seems like 100 years ago. (10/13a)
KACEYGATE: ESQUIRE EVISCERATES THE GRAMMYS
This is getting ridiculous (10/14a)
ADELE BY THE NUMBERS: ALBUMS, SINGLES RTD
It all adds up. (10/13a)
GRAMMY CHEW: A ROTY/SOTY PLAYLIST
(20 FOR 16)
Beer and Glickman collaborate on the Spot. (10/13a)
30 HAS A DATE
Your Thanksgiving weekend soundtrack (10/14a)
A G-FUNK
SUPER BOWL
Swing down, sweet chariot?
GRAMMY CHEW: RECORD OF
THE YEAR
We make yet more predictions, which you are free to ignore.
CAA, ICM
AND THE AGENCY SAGA
How we got to the Big Three.
REMEMBER ALL THOSE "WOMEN IN ROCK" STORIES?
30 years later, they're actually on the money.
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