Black History Month / Bob Marley’s Birthday
Many people are familiar with Bob Marley’s revolutionary message that he displayed in his music, but some don’t know that he actually made a commitment to social change in his day to day life as well. This photo is from the 1978 “One Love One Peace” concert where Marley brought leaders from two political parties engaged in a fierce rivalry on stage to show unity. Marley was strongly committed to improving the social, economic, and political conditions of his home country and this concert eased many tensions in Jamaica.
Bob Marley used his musical & cultural influence to try and end racism and classism, uplift the consciousness of Black people worldwide, and demand justice for the people from the elite. Therefore not only is he a musical icon but a true revolutionary whose legacy should be preserved and respected for many generations to come.
Happy birthday Bob! Rest in Power.