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- Spoken Word/Poetry
- Made up by 3 performer - opened up to more
- Poetry as storytelling later applied in music
- Re-using & sampling Artist's works
Otherwise known as Civil Rights Anthems. Songs sung collectively at rallies, speeches, and protests
Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round
Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing
I Love Everybody
We Shall Overcome
Empowerment Through Expression: The Creative Approach to Movement
- "father of the Black Arts Movement"
- music as a collective history
- The music was their history.
- Music was a safe space
Throughout history, Anthems have been one of the most effective ways to unite a group of people and make collective claims on authority.
Power of Numbers
Orators would use Anthems and "Call and Response" in order to rally the crowd and allow followers to take part in an interactive speech
We Shall Overcome
- Chronicles the Civil Rights and Black Arts Movements
Said to be the "theme song" of the Civil Rights Movement
Renowned gospel-derived melody
Made claims against:
Civil and Voting Rights
- Bill Hudson
- Bob Adelman
- Bruce Davidson
- Charles Moore
- Dan Budnik
Martin Luther King Jr.
Poetry in the Civil Rights Movement
- Recorded history
- Inspired activists to fight on
- Gave voice to fears for movement
- Langston Hughes
- Margaret Block
- Maya Angelou
Black Arts Movement
- Important to today's art culture
- Brings Social Movements to the Living Rooms of the Masses
- Adopts Claims of Those They Follow
- Provides a Voice for Organizations
- Propagates Familiar Faces and Propels their Influence
-Chronicles the struggle of the times
-Social Movement in itself
- Amiri Baraka
- Highly criticized
- Key to the Success of numerous campaigns
- Exposed Atrocities
- Creates Historical Records
Uplifted Movement Supporters
Created a voice
Inspired collective movement
Civil Rights Music
- In popular music
Nas - Project Roach
Martin Luther King:
"One could not help but be moved
beyond traditional church songs, which
brought to mind the long history of
the Negro's sufferring."