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1964 – Segregation 1965 – Vote 1968- Housing Malcolm X (1965) & Martin Luther King Jr (1968) Riots – Watts, Washington, Chicago (100 cities) . Civil Rights Movement. Also: Vietnam, Black Panthers, Counterculture. Civil Rights Movement.

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civil rights movement

1964 – Segregation 1965 – Vote 1968- Housing

  • Malcolm X (1965) & Martin Luther King Jr (1968)
  • Riots – Watts, Washington, Chicago (100 cities)

Civil Rights Movement

  • Also: Vietnam, Black Panthers, Counterculture
civil rights movement1
Civil Rights Movement
  • "I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will notrejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive outdarkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that."-Martin Luther King
motown
Motown
  • Barry Gordy – 1960 – Detroit (LA in 1972)
  • Mainstream crossover
  • Wall of Sound – Factory-like
stax records
Stax Records
  • Memphis Tennessee 1957/1961
  • Motown rival
  • Otis Redding, Rufus Thomas, Isaac Hayes
  • Wattstax (1972)
james brown
James Brown
  • Godfather of SOUL
  • Paramount influence(music, dance, politics)
  • Boston 1968
  • “We're people, we're just like the birds and the bees.We'd rather die on our feet Than be livin' on our knees Say it loud: I'm black and I'm proud"
soul power
Soul Power
  • Raised fist – power
  • Blaxploitation films – music, culture, fashion
  • Beauty, respect, understanding
  • Freedom to express
soul train
Soul Train
  • “The hippest trip in America”
  • Longest running TV show (1971-2006)
  • Don Cornelius
  • Soul Train Gang
homework
Homework

Answer the following questions:

Due Wednesday 11am

  • Was the Civil Rights Movement just about Black Americans? Who else was involved in the movement? How long did it last?
  • Can you think of other instances where music has had a direct (or indirect) influence on issues within society? Give examples.