1960s: Songs for a Generation
In the final episode of season one, Mary, Gary, and Eryn travel back in time to the 1960s and listen to some of the most iconic songs from the period. They'll discuss how music and protest influenced each other during these pivotal years in American history, and how those involved in social change use music to convey their messages. What about this music made it so powerful back then and continues to inspire people today?
Additional BRI Resources
The Music of the Civil Rights Movement
Use this lesson with the Freedom Riders Narrative; The March on Birmingham Narrative; the Black Power Narrative; the Martin Luther King Jr., "Letter from Birmingham Jail," 1963 Primary Source; the Martin Luther King Jr., "I Have a Dream," August 28, 1963 Primary Source; the Civil Disobedience across Time Lesson; and the Civil Rights DBQ Lesson to discuss the different aspects of the civil rights movement during the 1960s.
Inner City “Blues”: Music and Societal Frustrations in the Wake of the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.
This eLesson was written by Jotwan Daniels, a member of the BRI Teacher Council. Lesson Introduction: Following World War II, America experienced a dramatic economic boom - and a dramatic reorientation of American ideals at home.
Protests at the University of California, Berkeley
What sparked the Berkeley Free Speech Movement?