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Thread #104999   Message #2165598
Posted By: M.Ted
06-Oct-07 - 10:16 PM
Thread Name: African American Protest Slogans & Songs
Subject: RE: African American Protest Slogans & Songs
Songs and singing were used by civil rights activists in the 60's as a way of bringing people together--there is no singing today simply because it's not one of the organizing tools that today's activists use--

I think that both the civil rights movement and the anti-war movement in the present time could use a lot of unifying-the reason for this is not because people don't sing together, but it certainly doesn't help--

I know that a lot of these songs are still known by African-Americans, because I have heard them sung-- Keep in mind that most of the civil rights songs became known because they were used in the movement, so it is likely that many more people know them now than knew them then, simply because they have been heard for fifty years, and they continue to be heard.