Sunday, January 15, 2012

Civil Rights Protest Songs of the 1950s and 1960s

Selma-to-Montgomery Alabama March:

US Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s

The 1960s in the US were years marked by protest against the unfair and cruel treatment of black Americans by the white establishment. These were times of civil disobedience, sit-ins, stand-ins, and unthinkable police brutality. This video was made as a class project by two high school students. I think they did a great job. We are not yet a perfect society, but we have made progress.