Usually during Black History month we're focused on the struggles, accomplishments and triumphs of an extraordinary people. However, ( as it's been proven time and time over) when there's a struggle for social justice, there is a sound-scape continuing to inspire the hearts of people involved.

Since I really wanted to keep this short (if you want a more in-depth article, ask and you shall recieve), I focused on the musical tastes of the Black Panther Party (BPP). So if you're at your local record store diggin' for something, check out some of these Panther favorites :

Bob Dylan: The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
Bob Dylan: Blown In The Wind
James Brown: Say It Loud!
The Last Poets: Wake Up Niggers
Elaine Brown: Sieze The Time
The Lumpen: Free Bobby Now
Melvin VanPeebles: Sweetback's Theme
Nina Simone: Revolution
Nina Simone: Mississippi Goddam
Sam Cooke: The Gang's All Here
Aretha Frankin: Respect
Curtis Mayfield: People Get Ready
Grateful Dead: Workingmen's Dead


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