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The real TLC (from left to right, Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins, Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes and Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas) in the early '90s. Tim Roney/Getty Images hide caption

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Turning The Tables: Women Of The '90s

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From Church Choirs To Performance Poetry: How Jamila Woods Found Her Voice

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Whitney Houston (shown here performing in 1994) starred in the movie Waiting To Exhale, and contributed several songs to its breathtaking, beloved soundtrack. Patrick Hertzog/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Joan Baez performing at the the Civil Rights March on Washington in 1963. She sang "We Shall Overcome" and "Oh Freedom." Express Newspapers/Getty Images hide caption

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Federal Judge Rules First Verse Of 'We Shall Overcome' Public Domain

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In 1980, Stevie Wonder helped campaign for Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday to become a national holiday. "I never saw it as being political," he says. "I just saw it as being the right thing to do." Philippe Callant for NPR hide caption

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Stretch Armstrong (right) aka Adrian Bartos and Bobbito (left) aka Robert Garcia Nickolai Hammar/NPR hide caption

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Stretch & Bobbito On World Cafe

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Whitney Houston performs in 1988. The new Showtime documentary, Whitney. "Can I Be Me," includes footage of her world tour in 1999. Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Radiant, Isolated Star: A New Documentary Tells Whitney Houston's Story

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Power of Peace is the tile of the new album from Santana and The Isley Brothers Maryanne Bilham/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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Making 'Power Of Peace' With The Isley Brothers Checks One Off Santana's Bucket List

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Nashville gospel singers the McCrary Sisters have performed with the likes of Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder and Kirk Franklin. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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On 'McCrary Sisters: Live,' The Spotlight Turns Toward Gospel's Go-To Backup Singers

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