michael_jackson_1984-wh.jpg Michael Jackson died yesterday but his musical legacy is alive and well, like this music video featuring his 1988 hit, “Man in the Mirror.” It uses historical film footage of key points in humankind’s evolution, with leaders championing civil rights and social justice around the world, to ultimately express beautifully a message of hope and peace — and CHANGE: “If you wanna make the world a better place, take a look at yourself, and then Make A Change!” (full lyrics here )

Some of the footage used in the video includes: Rescue footage of Baby Jessica McClure; Martin Luther King; Funeral of John F. Kennedy; Robert F. Kennedy; 1984 Famine in Ethiopia; South Africans marching for the release of Nelson Mandela; Mahatma Gandhi; Live Aid; Willie Nelson at the first Farm Aid concert; Mother Teresa; Lech Walesa; Adolf Hitler; Iran hostage crisis; Muammar al-Gaddafi; Mikhail Gorbachev & Ronald Reagan at the 1987 INF Treaty signing; Jimmy Carter, Menachem Begin, & Anwar El Sadat at the 1978 Camp David Accords; Bob Geldof; Bishop Desmond Tutu; Jackie Kennedy; Coretta Scott King; Farm Aid; John Lennon & Yoko Ono and Keiko from the movie Free Willy.
(Thanks to Karma Tube for the inspiration to post)




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