The Galvanizing Musicality of the Protest Chant

As people march against police brutality, music makes the movement more accessible

Hanif Abdurraqib
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Illustration: Rose Wong

It’s hard to explain the extent to which humidity can wear on a body. In Columbus, where I live, spring doesn’t turn gently into summer. The season ends abruptly, with the heat of summer overwhelming the calm air of spring. With so many new people…

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