Get Up Stand Up: The Story of Pop and Protest

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Title:Get up stand up : the story of pop and protest

Web site companion to a six-part series documenting the history of the interaction between popular music and political causes and charity work. The series outlines the history of the interaction, the commitment of individual artists, major trends and movements of the last fifty years, and the history of political engagement in music. The site documents five songs: The Preacher and the Slave; We Shall Overcome; Give Peace a Chance; Get Up, Stand Up; and Fight the Power. For each song, an essay explains the song's development and significance and a video clip plays segments of the song and musicians' comments. It explores nine events in which music played a significant role including the Great Depression; the United States labor movement; the Civil Rights movement; the Vietnam War; the birth of Bangledesh; apartheid; Central American Wars; Ethiopian famine; and the war in Iraq. For each event, the user may listen to selections of significant music while reading about the event. The site also lists other related resources.

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Types:Instructional materials | Essays | Documentaries and factual works | Sound recordings | Photographs | MovingImage
Subjects:Popular music--Political aspects--United States | Popular music--Moral and ethical aspects--United States | Popular music--Social aspects--United States | Rock music--Political aspects--United States | Rock music--Moral and ethical aspects--United States | Rock music--Social aspects--United States | Protest songs--United States | Freedom songs--United States | Social reformers--United States | Civil rights movements--United States | We shall overcome | United States, 37.09024, -95.712891
Institution:PBS Online
Contributors:PBS Online | WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.) | Educational Broadcasting Corporation
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Posted 9/2005 GET UP, STAND UP Online is a production of Thirteen/WNET New York.

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