SOUL MUSIC & CIVIL RIGHTS IN THE USA – an article on the subject.
The Soul Music of Civil Rights – Here we list some of the best and most interesting songs from the period in the sixties and later. Many artists had to hide the underlying meaning of their lyrics so as not to attract direct hostility.
Dr. Martin Luther King and his movement of course initiated a lot of it. Its an interesting story. The film Mississippi Burning tells a terrible story but it was those events, and the martyrdom of two white students supporting the black Civil Rights movement that particularly inflamed the KKK white supremacists and changed the entire dynamic of the times, a great film.