“Sing a Song of Social Protest”


Music can show how popular culture thinks and what is most important to a generation. American political and social history, from its inception to modern times, has always been accompanied by music. This three-part program demonstrates the major intersections between events of the day and the music that accompanied social movements of the poor, the underprivileged, and the disenfranchised. In each session you will hear the music that helped shape both our understanding and our consciences. Experience the music that touched our pain, urged us to picket our factories, march for justice and treasure our freedoms. Dec. 1 – MUSIC OF AMERICA’S NIGHTMARE – SLAVERY- Explore the heartache and promise of spirituals. Dec. 8 – MUSIC OF WORKER PROTESTS – Confront the confused and ambiguous story of organized labor and equal rights in the workplace. Dec. 15 – MUSIC OF SOCIAL PROTESTS – Examine the music that intersects our recent history of wars and peace as well as social protest music from other societies. SING A SONG OF SOCIAL PROTEST” with Course Instructor: Stephen Gershenson on MONDAYS Dec. 1, 8, 15 from 2 -3:30 p.m. Fee: 3 sessions = $45 For further information on the many programs at the Delray Beach Public Library, please visit www.delraylibrary. org or call 561-266-9490. Please “like” the library on Facebook: www.facebook.com/DelrayBeachPublicLibrary.