[2015] Kristelle Chamandy (Spanish 7, 7th Grade Social Studies): I`m Black and I`m Proud

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[2015] Kristelle Chamandy (Spanish 7, 7th Grade Social Studies): I`m Black and I`m Proud

JAMES JOSEPH BROWNBio:Full Name: James Joseph BrownDOB/ Death: May 3rd, 1933/ Dec. 25th, 2006Place Of Birth: Barnwell, SCMost Popular/ Well know Songs: Papa's Got A Brand New Bag, I Got You (I feel Good), and It's A Man's Man's World.Views on the issue: Black empowermentBackground info on song:What topic is it dealing with?: Segregation/Equal RightsWhen was it written?: It was recorded in L.A> with 30 young people from Watts/ Compton.Genre of music: FunkAnalysis of the issue(s):What is the subject of the song?: Empowering song/ "-I say we don't quit moving 'til we get what we deserve."Purpose of the song? Black Empowerment/ To be proud of what you are. "Whoever you are, stand proud!"What is appealing/moving about the song? It's moving because James Brown is demanding a chance to do things himself. How is it relevant to your topic? It's to embrace what you are even if people don't respect you for it.Important lyrics in the song:"Look a'here, some people say we got a lot of maliceSome say it's a lotta nerveI say we won't quit movingTil we get what we deserveWe've been buked and we've been scournedWe've been treated bad, talked aboutAs just as sure as you're bornBut just as sure as it takeTwo eyes to make a pair, huhBrother, we can't quit until we get our share""I've worked on jobs with my feet and my handsBut all the work I did was for the other manAnd now we demands a chanceTo do things for ourselveswe tired of beating our heads against the wallAnd working for someone else""One thing more I got to say right hereNow, we're people like the birds and the beesWe rather die on our feet,Than keep living on our knees"

"I'm Black and I'm Proud!"

James Brown - Say It Loud


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