Thanks to Common and John Legend a New Anthem for the Struggle for Rights

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I still can feel the tears rolling down my cheeks from singing “We Shall Overcome.”  My fellow civil rights workers and I would stand in a circle holding hands and sing as though our lives depended on it – and sometimes they did.  “We Shall Overcome” will always be the song that inspired  me to act.  “Selma” gives us a masterful look at civil rights history, but “Glory” gives us a modern anthem for the new movement for civil rights.  My tears flowed as I watched the Academy Awards and I thanked Common and John Legend for the music that will move new generations to achieve great things.

I am not alone.

 

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