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Public Enemy's most famous song, "Fight the Power," was produced for Spike Lee's 1989 film Do the Right Thing.
Speaking to the social and psychological struggles of the American youth, the song criticized racism and encouraged people to fight back.
Most poignant lyric: Our freedom of speech is freedom or death.
This song is about the practice of lynching - when a group of people kills someone for an alleged offense without a fair trial, especially by hanging. The practice was common at the time the song was released in 1939.
Most poignant lyric: Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze | Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees
Paul Kelly and Kev Carmody's song is based on the story of the Gurindji Strike in August 1966, mainly due to work and living conditions but ultimately about the return of Gurindji people's land.
Most poignant lyric: Eight years went by, eight long years of waiting | Till one day a tall stranger appeared in the land | And he came with lawyers and he came with great ceremony | And through Vincent’s fingers poured a handful of sand
In 1963, Sam Cooke, his wife, and his band were refused entry from a "whites only" motel in Louisiana and arrested for disturbing the peace. Some of the lyrics of "A Change is Gonna Come" were inspired by this incident.
Most poignant lyric: It’s been a long, a long time coming | But I know a change gonna come, oh yes it will
It's an inspirational song about personal redemption and a positive impact on the world. The song tells us that it's possible for individuals to change the world.
Most poignant lyric: I'm Gonna Make A Change | For Once In My Life | It's Gonna Feel Real Good | Gonna Make A Difference | Gonna Make It Right
"One" is said to be inspired by the reunification of Germany after the fall of the Belin Wall in 1989. Others believe the song represents a conversation of acceptance between a person with AIDS and his father.
Most poignant lyric: We’re one, but we’re not the same | We get to Carry each other
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The 1936 Summer Olympics in Nazi Germany were supposed to demonstrate the Aryan racial supremacy. But Jesse Owens, a black athlete, won gold in the 100m, 200m, the 4 x 100m relay, and the long jump.
After the latter event, German athlete Carl Ludwig Long was the first to congratulate Owens, and the two walked arm-in-arm to collect their medals. It took a lot of courage for Long to befriend Owens in front of Hitler, something that Owens had great admiration for at that moment.
In 1948, UK neurologist Sir Ludwig Guttman, who worked with war veterans suffering from spinal injuries, added sport into his patients' rehabilitation program.
Others started copying Guttman's methods, and athletic competitions ensued. At the 1960 Olympics in Rome, Guttman brought 400 wheelchair athletes to compete in the Parallel Olympics. Since then, the Paralympics have gone from strength to strength.
After dropping her black empowerment anthem “Formation,” the pop star is preparing to embark for her first world tour since 2014.
The world tour will be yet another addition to the superstar’s already-impressive CV, which includes five solo albums, 20 Grammy Awards and 53 nominations, a net worth of $250 million in 2015, and serving as the founder, president, and CEO of her own company, Parkwood Entertainment.