Teaching the Civil Rights Movement Through Music

"Teaching the Civil Rights Movement Through Music" will take place over Zoom from 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. CT on Monday, July 15.

This program will explore the central role music played during the civil rights movement and highlight music as a powerful way to teach the movement and its legacies to students of any age. The webinar will provide practical and engaging ways teachers can use music—from "freedom songs" to soul music and beyond—to illustrate and explore many facets of the civil rights movement. Featuring legends like Aretha Franklin and contemporary figures like Beyoncé, the webinar will consider the deep relationship between the sound and the struggles. Charles Hughes, director of the Lynne and Henry Turley Memphis Center at Rhodes College, will lead the webinar.

July 15, 2024, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. CT
Humanities Texas
1410 Rio Grande St
Austin, TX 78701


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Aretha Franklin in Billboard magazine, February 17, 1968.