James Brown: “Say It Loud-I’m Black and I’m Proud”


James Browns I am black
and I am proud was. It was an affirmation of self respect and it was a challenge to
others to respect themselves and to respect him. Brother, we can’t quit until
we get our share. Say it loud. I’m black and I’m proud. Say it loud, I’m black and I’m
proud, one more time – say it loud, I’m black and I’m proud, huh. Everybody was trying to think
of what to say about Martin Luther King and shocked about the situation in America, the
civil rights movement. Everybody just wanted to know how to conceptualized it and so when
James Brown said say it loud I’m black and I’m proud that’s it, that’s it so when they
said everybody followed back – I’m black and I’m proud. The words where magical. I mean that was the
ultimate emancipation. ay it loud. I’m black and I’m
proud. Say it loud, I’m black and I’m proud. Every crisis is an opportunity
he is one of the few people that took the crisis of 1968 and turn it into an opportunity
to really help generation of people.