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...trol their own politics, attend their own segregated black churches and schools and run their own businesses.
In conclusion, these song lyrics and speeches which were products of the civil rights movement had the ability to aid the movement in that they reached a wide audience and had the potential to inspire a change of heart and mind in their listeners. It is clear that in examining the civil rights movement it is hugely important to look at the cultural products of such a movement, since to change the behaviour of a nation one must first change its attitude and mindset. After analysing the song lyrics and speeches above, it is clear that they indeed had the potential to do exactly this. These song lyrics and speeches are fine examples of how a handful of people can take on the responsibility of challenging their nation to change the society they live in.
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