Who is the artist? James Brown
What is the name of the song? Say It Loud: I'm Black & I'm Proud
When was it recorded? It was recorded August 7th 19
What other famous songs do they sing? "I got you (I Feel Good)" and "Livin in America"
What do the lyrics mean? The lyrics are referring to the Civil Rights Movement and black equality. This is shown in lyrics such as, "I've worked on jobs with my feet and hands / But all the work I did was for the other man" and "Now we demand a chance to do things for ourselves". He is trying to express that it is time for a change because the black community is tired of not being treated equally.
How does this relate to the time period? At the time when James Brown recorded this song, the Civil Rights Movement was occurring and the strive for black equality was becoming a bigger fight.
What was the overall inspiration? The inspiration behind this song was to express to people everywhere that it did not matter what was occurring in attempt to prevent blacks from getting their rights, he would continue to fight through it all.