In every social movement since the beginning of time, people have created music to share their feelings, protest the status quo and artistically call for reform. Did you know "Yankee Doodle" and "This Land is Your Land" were protest songs?
After the death of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, people were returning to these songs and singing them in the streets. Some of this protest music you might know. Some you might not. NBCLX storytellers Clark Fouraker and Eric Rodriguez looked back at the history of protest music to see how certain songs influenced social justice movements over the years.
We put a Spotify playlist together of some of the most searched and listened to protest music: