When I’m Called Home: Remembering AbbeyLincoln by Mark Anthony Neal |theLoop21 (2010) “I’vealways been concerned with the story I’m telling. This music is social. Our music is social. Nobody careswhether it sounds pretty or not. Can you tell the people what its like to behere?”—Abbey Lincoln in LaShonda Katrice Barnett’s I Got Thunder: Black Women Songwriters on Their Craft WhenAbbey Lincoln gave her last breathe on the morning of August 14, 2010, she lefta legacy, that though obscured by time and ignorance, marks her as one of themost singular Black artists of the 20 th Century.