Nina Simone, along with Sam Cooke, Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger and countless others made important contributions to the rich canon of protest songs during the civil rights movement. A canon so strong, that the term "protest song" often conjures images of artists from the 1960s.
Below is the list of songs we discussed during the interview.
Listen to the interview:
Kendrick Lamar - "Alright"
Janelle Monae - "What the Hell You Talmbout"
Killer Mike - Ferguson Grand Jury Speech
Rhiannon Giddens - "Cry No More"
D'Angelo - "1000 Deaths"
Prince - Baltimore