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Social Justice & Popular Music: Songs

Cuyahoga Community College Common Reading Program 2017-2018: Just Mercy



This page contains curated songs available on YouTube related to social justice, as well as information on CDs and vinyl records that can be found onsite at the Library & Archives. You can also enter your zip code into the "Search Location" box to see what libraries near you may have this item available.

"American Skin" by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

"Baltimore" by Prince

"The Beast" by the Fugees

"Boys on Black Mopeds" by Sinead O'Connor

"Crime for Crime" by Ani DiFranco

"Fight the Power" by Public Enemy

"Freedom" by Beyonce feat. Kendrick Lamar

"Fuck Tha Police" by N.W.A.

"Hate the Police" by the Dicks

"Hell You Talmbout" by Janelle Monae, Women's March on Washington

"Love Me, I'm a Liberal" by Phil Ochs

"Make America Great Again" by Pussy Riot

"Mississippi Goddam" by Nina Simone

"Proud to Be Black" by Run-D.M.C.

"Respect" by Aretha Franklin

"Rhythm Nation" by Janet Jackson

"Nina Cried Power" by Hozier with Mavis Staples

"The Sleep of Reason" by Billy Bragg

"Tear the Fascists Down" by Woody Guthrie

"There but for Fortune" by Joan Baez

"The Times They Are A-Changin'" by Bob Dylan

"They Don't Care About Us" by Michael Jackson

"What's Going On" by Marvin Gaye

"Who Protects Us from You?" by Boogie Down Productions

CD & Vinyl Recordings

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