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Women’s March Releases Official Resistance Revival Chorus

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Grace Carr Reporter

A “Resistance Revival Chorus” will perform a new theme song of sorts at a planned protest in New York City on Aug. 28.

The chorus, described as a group of more than 50 women who “come together to sing protest songs in the spirit of collective joy and resistance,” wears all white and sings gospel style music to protest music performed during the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.

“Well I went down to the rich man’s house and I took back what he took from me, took back my dignity, took back my humanity,” the song states. “Now he’s under my feet (stomp), ain’t gonna let the system walk all over me / Well I went I went down to the jail house and I took back what he stole from me, took back my dignity, took back my humanity / Now he’s under my feet (stomp), ain’t gonna let the system walk all over me / Well I went down to the White House and took back what he stole from me, took back my dignity, took back my humanity / Now he’s under my feet (stomp), ain’t gonna let the system walk all over me.”

The chorus says it aims to be a movement fueled in part by protest and in part by culture. The event is an addition to a new Women’s March initiative to host monthly song nights. Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory, and the group’s other leaders are encouraging organizers to do the same across the country.

The performance will occur less than one week after the Women’s March sides with Colin Kaepernick in the ongoing debate over his reaction to the National Anthem.

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