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“Glory” Podcast

  Bill Wolff: “Welcome back to Protest Anthems, the podcast about all things music, social justice, and protest. In this episode, Sophia will be discussing John Legend and Common’s 2014 song “Glory” and the context that comes along with it. We… Continue Reading →

Third Listen: “Glory”

John Legend’s and Common’s song “Glory” acts as a voice for people all around the world that have experienced oppression throughout their entire lives. “Glory” reassures us that one day, racial equality will be achieved. Moreover, one day, racism will… Continue Reading →

“Glory” Lineage

“Glory” by John Legend and Common is a song that was written for the film Selma that portrays the association of racism in the mid 1900s and racism that still continues to divide our world today. The song expresses how we have not… Continue Reading →

“Glory” Context and Critique

John Legend and Common’s song “Glory” was written for the film Selma that was released in 2014. Although the Civil Rights Act of 1964 helped mend segregation in the South, racism and discrimination were still very apparent in areas like… Continue Reading →

“Glory” and “Don’t Touch My Hair”

Two songs that I am considering to incorporate in my Podcast Assignment are “Dont Touch My Hair” by Solange ft. Sampha and “Glory” by John Legend and Common. I find both songs to be extremely empowering and rather emotional. John… Continue Reading →

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