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MONTREAL, QC - MAY 23:  (Exclusive Coverage) Prince performs onstage with 3RDEYEGIRL during his "HitnRun" tour at Bell Centre on May 23, 2015 in Montreal, Canada.  (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for NPG Records 2015)

Prince spent his life elevating and mentoring women.

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Wednesday watch: Prince pays tribute to Freddie Gray

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The world is mourning the loss of a great artist. On top of celebrating Prince’s musical and artistic contributions, his death has brought attention to his quiet political activism. Without courting the spotlight and inevitable praise he would have received, Prince provided resources to everyone from Black Lives Matter to people in need of solar panels in Oakland.

This video features his tribute to Freddie Gray, with moving images of people mobilizing for justice for Gray and Black Lives Matter.

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Alicia Garza of Black Lives Matter pays tribute to Prince.