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Civil Rights Sung Here February 13, 2010

Filed under: Arts,Singing — BrujaHa @ 3:55 am
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Songs have changed the course of history, encouraging inclusive bravery from the Freedom Train in America to apartheid-ridden South Africa. Many of the songs used in American civil rights movements had their origins in church music, so may have conferred strength from a source far greater than human approval.

Last night, the arc of history continued towards justice: Old civil rights movement songs were sung in the White House! And even better, the lead singer made everyone sing along!! Remember the words of Pete Seeger: “Write your own books; make your own music… if you would save your soul.” No passive audience allowed: talk about a blow to Empire.

I bow to all of you past and present who, in times of trouble, dare call us to sing.


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