KEY COMPONENTS OF SUCCESSFUL SOCIAL MOVEMENTS

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"For me, the most important lesson
[of the Freedom Movement] is that by respecting the fact that fellow activists could passionately disagree over strategy and tactics—yet remain allies—they strengthened SNCC and the Movement as a whole."
From Bruce Hartford's article in the current issue of Urban Habitat.
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Monday, November 14, 2011

Protest song -- neccesary variable for a social movement!

Songs like this need to be sung at every protest site  --



The songs. [during the Southern Freedom Movement]
      The songs elevated our courage,
           The songs bonded us together,
                The songs forged our discipline,
                     The songs shielded us from hate,
                           The songs protected us from danger,
                              And the songs kept us sane.

MUSIC AS THE "HUB"  -- GO JAVIER!!!

1 comment:

Arturo Rodriguez said...

I think its great programs like United Roots are still striving. Music programs through out America are diminishing: we are seeing less and less music program availability in school at all levels, from elementary to college, and great opportunities like this are becoming more unavailable. As a musician, i appreciate programs like this and am glad there are opportunities like this in the bay area.