With every movement, there have been musicians that have lent their voices to the struggle for social justice.
TV One recently aired a special on how music has shaped the landscape of social movements over the years. ESPN announced it will air a one-hour special on February 28 at 12 p.m. on ESPN that examines the connection between social movements and Black athletes.
🎵 @TheUndefeated presents ‘A Room of Our Own’
A one-hour TV special exploring the connection between Black athletes & music
Premieres Sunday, Feb. 28 | Noon ET | ESPN, ESPN App
— ESPN PR (@ESPNPR) February 22, 2021
Among many of the athletes that will be interviewed for “The Undefeated Presents: A Room of Our Own,” is Natasha Cloud, who won a WNBA championship in 2019 with the Washington Mystics. She is currently a free agent, but sat out last year’s bubble season to further participate in protests in the wake of the police killings of Breonna Taylor in Louisville and George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Cloud will talk with Jensen McRae about how music and protests helped her find her voice.
The special will be hosted by McRae, Freddie Gibbs and Tinashe, all of whom are featured on The Undefeated’s “Music for the Movement” series.
Damian Lillard, Darius Rucker and Alex Isley are also among those participating as well Florida gymnasts Trinity Thomas and Nya Reed, LSU gymnast Kiya Johnson, UCLA gymnast Margzetta Frazier and University of Denver gymnast Lynnzee Brown. Also making appearances are Undefeated writers Jesse Washington and William C. Rhoden.
Isley and McRae will give performances from Goya Studios in Hollywood as part of the special.