RIP Little Richard

Music and art in general, has a way of bringing different people together.

Music pioneer and legend Little Richard passed away earlier today. Known for such classic songs as “Tutti Frutti“, “Lucille“, and “Good Golly Miss Molly”, his music personified the rock and roll of the 1950s. But his music was much than the songs he introduced the world.

He was an African-American musician in an America in which segregation was the name of the game in every sense possible. Jim Crow and separate but equal was the law of the land. He was just one musician, but the mark he made on the world of music and towards racial equality was undeniable.

RIP sir. Your physical being may be gone, but your music will last forever.

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