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September 13: Geneologies of Protest

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September 13: Geneologies of Protest

Civil Rights to Black Power

“We Shall Overcome” to “Up Against the Wall Motherfucker”


The Port Huron Statement of the Students for a Democratic Society (1962);

how many of t ideas put forth by SDS have currency today?

Sally Banes, “Power and the Dancing Body” (handout);

“The Body is Power,” in Greenwich Village 1963: Avant-

Garde Performance and the Effervescent Body.
Thomas DeFrantz, “Simmering Passivity: Black Male Dancer on the Concert

Stage”; “To Make Black Bodies Strange: Social Critique…Black Arts


Donald McKayle, Rainbow ‘Round My Shoulder (1959)

Eleo Pomare, Blues for the Jungle (1966)

Let Freedom Sing: How Music Influenced the Civil Rights Movement

Gil Scott Heron, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” (1971)

Isely Brothers, “Fight the Power” (1975)

Ike and Tina Turner, “Get Back” and “Proud Mary”(1968)

September 15 Anatomy and Destiny

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