I Am – Somebody

I Am – Somebody was also recited by Jackson, with the assembled crowd at Los Angeles Coliseum for the concert in 1972.

Primal Scream sampled the Wattstax concert speech heavily for the track "Come Together" on their critically acclaimed 1991 album Screamadelica.

The poem was published as part of a 1998 book called I Am Somebody! (ISBN 0-516-26133-9), which included biographies of notable figures, for kids aged 9–12.

It also appears in When We Were Kings, a 1996 documentary examining the historic Rumble in the Jungle boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (which was still known as Zaire at that time). It was performed with band as part of a concert preceding the bout that was said to be the finest collection of African American entertainers ever assembled at that time (1974).

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