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Thread #17515 Message #4056128
Posted By: Neil D
30-May-20 - 09:10 PM
Thread Name: Greatest protest singer of the sixties
Subject: RE: Greatest protest singer of the sixties
Curtis Mayfield: "Keep On Pushing"; "People Get Ready"; "We're a Winner". "Keep On Pushing" was the favorite sing-a-longs of the Freedom Riders and often used by MLK Jr at his rallies. His activism continued into the 70s with stark portrayals of the dark side of ghetto life ("Freddie's Dead") and the anti-war album "Back to the World".