Samuel L. Jackson Challenges Celebrities to Sing Out Against Police Brutality

The “Do the Right Thing” actor wants famous people to stand up for something other than ALS

Last Updated: December 15, 2014 @ 10:22 PM

Samuel L. Jackson has a new challenge he hopes celebrities will flock to complete, much like they did the popular ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that swept through social media earlier this year.

The “Pulp Fiction” star, who is also Marvel’s Nick Fury in “Avengers”-related blockbusters, is asking famous folks to sing out against police brutality.

“All you celebrities out there who poured ice water on your head, here’s a chance to do something else,” Jackson said in a Facebook video message over the weekend. “I challenge all of you to sing the ‘We Ain’t Gonna Stop till People Are Free’ song.”

The lyrics to the song, which contains the famous last words of Eric Garner — a man choked to death by a police officer, who was not indicted — are as follows:

I can hear my neighbor cryin’ ‘I can’t breathe’

Now I’m in the struggle and I can’t leave.

Callin’ out the violence of the racist police.

We ain’t gonna stop, till people are free.

We ain’t gonna stop, till people are free.

“Come on, sing it,” Jackson adds.

So far, TheWrap could not find any examples of celebrities embracing the challenge.

Watch the video.