• The Freedom Riders and the Popular Music of the Civil Rights Movement

    Created April 5, 2011
    Freedom Riders: Sam Cooke

    The American civil rights movement incorporated a variety of cultural elements in their pursuit of political and legal equality under law.This lesson will highlight the role of music as a major influence through the use of audio recordings, photographs, and primary documents.Students will participate in their own oral history, examine lyrics, and work with case studies such as the Freedom Rides to gain an appreciation of how music influenced the early 1960s.

    Thomas Hart Benton, American painter, is born

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  • Romare Bearden's The Dove—A Meeting of Vision and Sound: Interactive

    Created February 25, 2011
    Bob Dylan being filmed while performing for a documentary

    American Routes

    A weekly two-hour public radio program produced in New Orleans, presenting a broad range of American music — blues and jazz, gospel and soul, old-time country and rockabilly, Cajun and zydeco, Tejano and Latin, roots rock and pop, avant-garde and classical.

    Gilbert & Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance” is first performed

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    Mexican Revolution begins

    An EDSITEment Spotlight on the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution

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  • Spirituals

    Created October 6, 2010
    Spirituals

    Tap into an African-American song tradition that has fired hope throughout the long struggle for freedom.

  • Learning the Blues

    Created September 30, 2010
    Learning the Blues: Blues

    Take a virtual field trip to Memphis, Tennessee, and explore the history of the blues.