Top Ten Civil Rights Anthems for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
6. Charles Mingus - "Original Faubus Fables"
Mingus wrote the music and lyrics in direct to response to an Arkansas Governor Faubus who called in the National Guard to stop the integration of a high school in 1957. Some of the lyrics are "Oh, Lord, don't let 'em shoot us! Oh, Lord, don't let 'em stab us! Oh, Lord, don't let 'em tar and feather us!"
5. Public Enemy - "By The Time I Get To Arizona" (DJ Screw chopped and screwed mix)
The day a modern American politician actively keeps his state from officially recognizing Martin Luther King Day is a good day to call him a dumb cracker.
4. Jackie Wilson - "When Will Our Day Come"
Straight outta Detroit, fired up, and ready to go, Jackie WIlson, the consummate entertainer, channels the underlying sentiments of pain and fury into virtuosic musicality.