Question of the Day: Protest Songs?
Two historic protest events, one from the heart of the 1960s Civil Rights Era, and another from the Vietnam years, happened on this day.
Martin Luther King led the March on Montgomery on March 25 1965, fighting for voting rights for African Americans in the troubled deep south.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono used the media circus that surrounded their March 1969 honeymoon to their advantage, conducting anti-war protest with humor in their "Bed-In For Peace" in Amsterdam.
In each event, peaceful protest put the message across.
Protest songs quickly moved from coffee houses to campuses to the American Hit Parade. The tradition continues today. WFUV invites you to name your favorite.
Here's today's playlist:
1. "People Have the Power" - Patti Smith
2. "I Ain't Marching Anymore" - Phil Ochs
3 "One Guitar" - Wilie Nile
4. "Eve of Destruction" - Barry McGuire