Black History Month is here and began with a bang this morning on Twitter. To continue this month of peak blackness, here is a compilation of 29 songs for each day to inspire, admire, and reflect upon why Black History Month is so vital.

1. “Love’s In Need of Love Today” – Stevie Wonder

2. “I Don’t Feel No Ways Tired” – James Cleveland

3. “Someday We’ll All Be Free” – Donny Hathaway

4. “Mississippi Goddam” – Nina Simone

5. “People Get Ready” – The Impressions

6. “Lean On Me” – Bill Withers

7. “I Wish I Knew How It Feels To Be Free” – Nina Simone

8. “Long Walk to D.C.” – The Staple Sisters

9. “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” – Ray Charles

10. “We Shall Not Be Moved” – Mavis Staples

11. “A Change Is Gone Come” – Sam Cooke

12. “Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around” – Sweet Honey In the Rock

13. “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” – Gil Scott Heron

14. “Eyes On the Prize” – Sweet Honey In The Rock

15. “Strange Fruit” – Billie Holiday

16. “Say It Loud, I’m Black and I’m Proud” – James Brown

17. “Oh Freedom” – Golden Gospel Singers

18. “Respect” – Otis Redding

19. “To Be Young, Gifted, And Black” – Donny Hathaway

20. “Woke Up This Morning” – SNCC Freedom Singers

21. “Fight the Power” – Public Enemy

22. “What’s Going On” – Marvin Gaye

23. “Beasts of No Nation” – Fela Kuti

24. “Glory” – John Legend and Common

25. “Message From A Black Man” – The Temptations

26. “Is It Because I’m Black” – Syl Johnson

27. “The Selma March” – Grant Green

28. “Alabama” – John Coltrane

29. “From The Plantation to the Penitentiary” – Wynton Marsalis

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