Picks and Pans Review: Singular Videos

updated 03/12/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 03/12/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST


Not that Tracy Chapman ever seems exactly what you would call triumphant, but even her chronic down-in-the-dumpsiness can't deflate the inspiring clips of black heroes and heroines that are mixed into this video. The clips feature everyone from Joe Louis and Muhammad Ali to Rosa Parks, Steve Biko's widow, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Strangely, though, Jackie Robinson—who was born to battle if anyone ever was—is missing.

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