Charlotte singer and guitarist, LeAnna Eden shares with us the fruits of her labor and a powerful ballad for black lives in her latest video, "The Protest Song."
Eden said the video is a statement on Southern culture and not only the metaphorical roots of racism, but the literal roots of the land and what becomes of it. She spoke of high schools built on plantations. When asked why she made the video, Eden said, "I wrote the song about two years ago right after Michael Brown. I wanted to write something that would be inspirational, that would remind people to come together, but then Trayvon Martin died close to where I lived in Cleveland, and then every other day it was something; someone died for just being. All the men in the video are close to me, bandmates, activists, and fellow musicians. People that I worry about if dont hear from regularly. Men that take public transit that walk around at night. Black men that could easily become a hashtag. Black men that could easily be forgotten."
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