This mix combines Solange's Don't Touch My Hair with clips of Amanda Seales, Tasha Smith, Mara Brock Akil, and Regina King (in order heard and shown below) from Michaela Angela Davis' The Hair Tales. This remix is meant to stand for the beauty, strength, and vulnerability that is embedded in black women's hair, standing for the struggles of being oppressed and the strength that they have shown to fight that oppression.
This mix combines Billie Holiday's Strange Fruit with clips of Alton Sterling's wife speaking about his murder by a policeman the day after his death, while his son breaks down in the background, a clip of Zianna Oliphant (a young black girl) speaking through her tears to a North Carolina city council about why she thinks their needs to be a change in the number of white policemen shooting unarmed black folks, and a clip of Eric Garner repeating "I can't breathe" over and over again while he is held in a chokehold by a white policeman and eventually killed. (listed in order heard and shown below)
This mix combines Kenrick Lamar's Alright with the Spirit House Movers (as heard on an episode of Inside Bed Stuy), a group of young black children speaking about the need for revolutionary change and action toward justice for black folks.
The video “Resonance of Rage” facilitates understanding of the historical trajectory and power of protest music in the black community. The use of the combination of audio, image and video clip highlights the African American protest movements from a historical perspective. There are three most influential songs being used in the video-- "Oh Freedom", "Strange Fruit" and "Alright".