The Civil Rights movement and folk singers: Late 1960s and early 1970s anti-Vietnam war protests, social and political background notes

by James K. Sayre

In the United States, the black civil rights movement had slowly been picking up steam in the late 1950s and the early 1960s, with a series of sit-in demonstrations, pickets and boycotts. Change was in the air. Folk singers such as Pete Seeger, Joan Baez and Bob Dylan were leading and supporting this growing movement. : Background sketch



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