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The Real Voices Of Black Rights: 11 Legendary Black Female Singers!

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From South Africa to the United States, the black rights issue is again on top of the global political agenda. Although the civil rights movement has a long history by now, it’s heartbreaking to see so many issues still remaining unsolved in 2016. In this post, however, we won’t be looking at the milestones or influential political leaders of the black rights movement. Instead, you’ll find 11 of the greatest female black singers from various musical genres who are also remembered with their political activism or with their songs touching on issues like freedom, social justice, black history, and on top of all: being a black woman.

The list is in chronological order.

1. Mahalia Jackson - We shall overcome

2. Billie Holiday - Strange Fruit

3. Lena Horne - Stormy Weather

4. Shirley Verrett -"Vieni t'affretta" from Verdi's Macbeth

5. Nina Simone - Mississippi Goddam

6. June Tyson - Astro Black

7. Aretha Franklin - Lift Every Voice & Sing

8. Tracy Chapman - Talkin'bout a Revolution

9. Erykah Badu - Window Seat

10. Alicia Keys - We Gotta Pray

11. Beyoncé - Formation

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