The Riff
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The Riff

A 1960s Protest Song Pleads With The National Anthem

“Home of the Brave” by Jody Miller

Photo by Silar on Wikicommons. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

Before the 1960s, such notables like Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, and The Weavers wrote and recorded songs about the labor movement, non-intervention in World War II, and unequal treatment of Black draftees.

The age of McCarthyism began to see activities like this in the entertainment industry as acts of…

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Arthur Keith

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