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Modern history of protest music in America from 1776 through the present.
Transcript of Modern history of protest music in America from 1776 through the present.
of the 20th century, that song was
"Strange Fruit" and that one was used as a song that kind of was a traditional song of the american proters music. that kind of talked about the first amendment that were talking more about the freedom of a person like what they think is right in the way that a person is free, needs to live in peace, and its like the word of the people trough the song. Slavery Music
The next kind of music were talking about
slavory and what african americans were going trough and how hard it was, what they had to do to servive,
how they knew they were not treaded rite, and what they wanted (Like to be free, and many goles they had, and how they just wanted to feel like every one else and all the same rights.) It was kind of starded some of the new nation's first protest songs were by and about slaves. These songs were rooted in religious hymns and spirituals with biblical themes. The religious tradition quickly merged with work and field songs, evolving into more overtly political songs of action and rebellion. "We shall be free"
By: Garth Brooks
And its just talking about how she wants everyone to be free and how she wants everyone to just be seen for them felfs not what color they are or what they look like and how she dont like the fact that monet talks for the world.
"When the last thing we notice is the color of skin
And the first thing we look for is the beauty within
When the skies and the oceans are clean again
Then we shall be free
We shall be free
We shall be free
Stand straight, walk proud
'Cause we shall be free
When we're free to love anyone we choose
When this world's big enough for all different views
When we all can worship from our own kind of pew
Then we shall be free
We shall be free" Abolitionist and Women's rights 1830's -1900's
The Hutchinson Family Singers of New Hampshire, we some of the most know singers becasue they marked there music and terretory with the words, protecting womens rigths, there music was so powerful and ppeople actualy got what they were sayig, there music made people think and made sence because with there words they caused people to protest for what they belived, but not just that they also talked about Sbolitionisum. Southern trees bear strange fruit
Blood on the leaves and blood at the root
Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze
Strange fruit hanging from the popular trees Here are some Lyrics from one of there songs and what they belived in and what they though was rigth.
"Liberty is our motto, liberty is our motto
Equal liberty is our motto in the Old Granite State.
We despise oppression, we despise oppression
We despise oppression and we cannot be enslaved." The workers 1900's-1930's Well this kind of music, was made becasue during this time it was a big time when workers had work and it was becasue of all of the war and other stuff that was going on. So alot of people just starded making music based on stuff that was going on during that time. Mostly know as the (IWW) that ment all workers work together and stick together. It is we who plowed the prairies; built the cities where they trade,
Dug the mines and built the workshops; endless miles of railroad laid.
Now we stand, outcast and starving, 'mid the wonders we have made;
But the Union makes us strong.
From "Solidarity Forever" by Ralph Chaplin The Great Depression
1930-1940 Well the Great Depression was like the worst time that the U.S had in a long time, everything was so bad, every one needed jobs and the thing about it was that everything went up like all of the prices and no one really liked that so yea, it was just a bad time for everyone. Go stand on someone's neck while you take him
Cut into somebody's throat as you put
For every dream and scheme, depending on whether
All through the storm
You've kept it warm
That nickel under your foot
From "Nickel Under the Foot" by Marc Blitzstein War, Labor, and Race
1940-1950 It was a time when everyone was just ecspresing how they felt about everything that was going on during that time and everyone was just talking about how to make the world better and other things like that. We died in your hills, we died in your deserts,
We died in your valleys and died on your plains.
We died 'neath your trees and we died in your bushes,
Both sides of the river, we died just the same.
From "Deportee" by Woody Guthrie Civil right and Vietnam
1960-1970 Well during this time, alot of things were happening like people ecspresing how they felt about war, and how every one had rights and you get to choose what you want to do and to go to war or not and just trying to open every ones mind to let them be who they wanted to be. A bullet from the back of a bush took Medgar Evers' blood.
A finger fired the trigger to his name.
A handle hid out in the dark,
A hand set the spark,
Two eyes took the aim,
Behind a man's brain;
But he can't be blamed -
He's only a pawn in their game.
From "A Pawn in Their Game" by Bob Dylan Anti-Establishment
1980-1990 Is when all of the Rock and Rap starded and people starded to open there eyes about the world and why everything was happening and just other things like that.
And at this time more people starded to respect each other and to join together going the rigth direction. Dead Kennedys
The stars and stripes of corruption
Let's bring it all down
Tell me who's the real patriots
The Archie Bunker slobs waving flags?
Or the people with the guts to work
For some real change
Rednecks and bombs don't make us strong
We loot the world, yet we can't even feed ourselves
From "Stars and Stripes of Corruption" by Dead Kennedys Message Music
2000- Present Is talking about the anti-war and other thing like how they had a march and how they have been trying to stop war for a long time and now they are really trying to change things and do what ever it takes for them to stop war. You can chase down all your enemies
bring them to their knees
You can bomb the world to pieces
but you can't bomb it into peace
From "Bomb da World" by Michael Franti