Common, feat. John Legend: Glory
A week of songs inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement
Written for the movie 2014 film Selma which followed the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., this Oscar winning song connects the struggle and victories from the civil rights era to modern America and the battle that continues to wage for equality between all races. “We say that Selma is now because the struggle for justice is right now” (Common, Academy Awards acceptance speech).
“That’s why Rosa sat on the bus/That’s why we walk through Ferguson with our hands up/When it go down we woman and man up/They say, “Stay down”, and we stand up”