Folk Songs That Contribute To The Nonviolent Movement

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Folk musicians always have been social activists and many of the songs they write are about equal rights and the plight of the common man. Protesters and their supporters learned that one well written song could reach millions of people when hundreds of speeches and newspaper articles went largely unnoticed by the public. Folk songs are what activists were looking for to lead the protests of their nonviolent movement. The music related to the struggle of poverty, hard times, and the wanting for a better life. It came from the point of view of the common man and the messages came from the heart and soul. The public embraced these songs and they were attracted to the cause because of the messages these songs presented.

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