Top 10 Civil Rights Anthems for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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8. James Brown's "Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud"
One of the greatest singers and band leaders in the history of American music gave the world one of the funkiest positive affirmations in recorded sound at a time when it was dangerous to say what he was saying, and he did so fearlessly.

7. Nina Simone's "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free"
Anybody at all can relate to the sentiments expressed in this song, which helped it resonate with the masses in a way that propelled the activist movement to the forefront of the nation's consciousness.

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