"Black people were beaten, sent to prison. Some of them died but their purpose was to win rights without violence"
"Every time that someone was arrested, the other started to sing. It was a sign of support and protestion."
Thoses protest songs evolved from slaves songs and especially from the black church. Snging was their was to tell what they could not say. To help the Civil Right Activists.
In the movie Soundtrack for a Revolution, Linda Lowery says "You can break my arms, my bones, but you can't break my spirit." Songs were their weapon. They didn't violence but they wanted to be heard so, as the slaves before, they used songs to communicate their feelings.
Soundtrack for a Revolution
When the Civil Right Act has been signed again ?
In 1964. And Martin Luther King and Robert Bobby Kennedy was assinated in 1968 because of their implication of this act.