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Rock n Roll & it's Influence during the 1960's

Rock N Roll played a huge part in the 1960s. The music of this time revolutionized the many different aspects of that era. It was a part of the culture and therefore contributed to many causes concerning the society and its problems. During this time there were thousands and thousands of songs written about the society and how there¡¦s a need to change many things in it. However, I will only be covering the three of my favorites. The first song that I have chosen is Blowin¡¦ in the Wind1 by Bob Dylan. Bob Dylan was one of the most influential singers of the time when it came to being a true fighter of the social injustices. He was a sort of a hero to many of the underprivileged members of the society. Now as for this song, Dylan wrote it at a time when all Americans were experiencing racial inequality. In Blowin¡¦ in the Wind, Dylan asks, ¡§How many roads must a man walk down, before you call him a man?¡¨ This shows how he asks the whites of that era that take part in all the racial segregation to put a stop to all of this. Especially, coming from a white person, this song meant a lot for that era. If it was a white person supporting the racial equality cause over a person of color then it had a much greater impact on the whole society. In the song he also writes, ¡§how many times can a man turn his head, an' pretend that he just doesn't see?¡¨ This is a response to a very big problem that existed in the 1960s for the cause of integration. It was the massive number of those whites who didn¡¦t care whether there was segregation or not. These people just ignored the civil rights movement all together even though they composed of a bi... ... middle of paper ... ...om Birmingham Jail. The Norton Reader: Tenth Edition. W.W. Noton & Company, Inc., New York. 894. I Don¡¦t Stand Alone (Perry Friedman) (1968). http://www.fortunecity.com/tinpan/parton/2/idont.html: 11/16/02. Norton, Mary Beth. A People and a Nation: Vol. 2. Houghton Mifflin Company: Boston, 2001. 898. Norton, Mary Beth. A People and a Nation: Vol. 2. Houghton Mifflin Company: Boston, 2001. 896. Norton, Mary Beth. A People and a Nation: Vol. 2. Houghton Mifflin Company: Boston, 2001. 896. Norton, Mary Beth. A People and a Nation: Vol. 2. Houghton Mifflin Company: Boston, 2001. 862. Thernstrom, Stephen & Abigail. America in Black and White. Touchston: New York, 1997. 234.
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