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“Civil Rights Topics”
14 Selected Stories

TV & Civil Rights

“When Harry Met Petula”

April 1968

Pet Clark & Harry Belafonte
made civil rights history
challenging a Chrysler v. p.

Music & Civil Rights

“Strange Fruit”

1939

Billie Holiday’s haunting
song of protest had tough
road to recording & airplay.

Sports & Civil Rights

“Reese & Robbie”

1945-2005

Brooklyn baseball memorial
commemorates a kind
moment amid racial bigotry.

Politics & Music

“I’m A Dole Man”

1996

How a campaign song
also raised some
civil rights history.

Race & Politics

“The Jack Pack”

1958-1960

Rat Pack’s Sammy Davis Jr.
helped JFK campaign,
but was booed at DNC.

Art & Civil Rights

“Rockwell & Race”

1963-1968

Norman Rockwell’s art
probed civil rights issues
at Look magazine & beyond.

Music & Civil Rights

“Motown’s Heat Wave”

1963-1966

Some of Motown’s songs
also took on civil
rights expression.

Music & Civil Rights

“U2’s MLK Songs”

1984

Bono & U2 commemorate
Martin Luther King’s
non-violent perseverence.

Video: Civil Rights Song

Dylan: “Only A Pawn…”

1963

Bob Dylan performs
‘Medgar Evers’ song at
Newport Folk Festival.

Music & Civil Rights

“Only A Pawn in
Their Game”

Story on Bob Dylan
in Mississippi & his
’60s civil rights music.

Annals of Music

“1960s Girl Groups”

1958-1966

African American talent
dominated pop music
sound of the early 1960s.

Politics & Celebrity

“Barack & Bruce”

2008-2012

Jay-Z & Morgan Freeman
also among celebrities
helping re-elect the President.

Political History

“1968 Presidential Race”

Democrats

Political tumult includes
tragic MLK & RFK killings
of April & June 1968.

Urban Politics

“RFK in Brooklyn”

1966-1972

Robert F. Kennedy gave
hope to urban poor of
Bedford-Stuyvesant.

 

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Date Posted: 23 August 2013
Last Update: 23 August 2013
Comments to: jdoyle@pophistorydig.com

Article Citation:
Jack Doyle, “Civil Rights Topics: 14 Selected Stories,”
PopHistoryDig.com, August 23, 2013.

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