Singing for Change: "Protest" Music in American History
- When: Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Whallonsburg Grange Hall, 1610 NYS Rt. 22
- Cost: Free - $5
- Age limit: All ages
- Categories: Lectures, Folk
A presentation in words and song by Mary-Nell Bockman and The Wannabes
Singing has been a part of the conflicts and movements for change throughout American history. Protest songs are linked to sweeping social movements such as the abolition of slavery, the rise of organized labor, the rural Grange movement, the civil rights struggle and opposition to the Vietnam War, as well as specific topical events -- wrongful executions, mining disasters and strikes -- that stirred people. This lecture will discuss the power of song and present some good ones to listen and sing along with.