Info: This is a song written by Alfred "Pee Wee" Ellis performed by James Brown in 1968, James Borwn was proclaimed the "Godfather of Soul" and the "King of Funk" by some, his most well known song being "I Got You(I Feel Good)"
Now we demand a chance to do things for ourselves
We're tired of beatin' our head against the wall
And workin' for someone else
We're people, we're just like the birds and the bees
We'd rather die on our feet
Than be livin' on our knees
Say it loud, I'm black and I'm proud...
This song calls for black empowerment, a chance to do something themselves, and equal treatment. This relates to the civil rights movements of the time, many were promised equal rights but were never given them. This songs supports the Civil Rights Movement fighting for equal rights.