Songs of Social Conscience

Eyes on the Prize – song is based on the traditional song, “Gospel Plow,” also known as “Hold On,” “Keep Your Hand on the Plow,” and various permutations thereof. “Gospel Plow” is a traditional African American Spiritual. Sung her by Bruce Springsteen and Session Band.

A Song of Slaves Rob we need a version of this song

Strange Fruit – this haunting song is sung by Billie Holiday

Work Song – sung by Nina Simone. There are many artists who sing this song, Jessica Lá Rel did so in 2016. The song was written by Sam Cooke andreleased on July 26, 1960.

Grinnin in Your Face – written and sung by Son House