Friday Random Ten: Freedom Songs

Shani-o submitted a fitting tribute to the Good Doctor Dorothy on Tuesday. But we’re not done saluting Dr. Height here at PB because, well, we could never really do enough to honor her or her life’s work.

So, that said, here’s our weekly 10:

1. “Freedom” (Theme from “Panther) by All Stars. (slb)

2. “Strange Fruit” by Billie Holiday (Brokey)

3. “Say It Loud” by James Brown (Brokey)

4. Mississippi Goddam by Nina Simone (Brokey)

5. Free by Stevie Wonder (Blackink)

6. Keep on Pushing by The Impressions (slb)

7. Blowing in the Wind by Sam Cooke (G.D.)

8. Whitey on the Moon by Gil Scott Heron (Brokey)

9. Redemption Song by Bob Marley (Shani-o)

10. Respect Yourself by The Staples Singers (Blackink)

Yes. We’re fully aware that “Fight the Power” isn’t on this particular list. Maybe next time. But if anyone has some other suggestions, you know where to leave them.

Until then, RIP Dr. Height. And everyone else, have a great weekend.


Joel Anderson —blackink —  writes about sports, politics, crime, courts, and other issues far beyond his competence at BuzzFeed. He has worked at media outlets in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Atlanta and contributed to a number of publications, including The Root and The American Prospect, among many others.