AADS 2267 Red, Whites, and the Blues: Fears & Faith in America (Spring: 3 )
This course will first explore the how political media has exploited fear in its constituents to attain more political power. This course will also track how performers of protest songs within popular music in general and within African American music in particular have used their platform to publish and challenge this exploitation. From Bob Dylan to Bob Marley, the tradition of combating politics with protest music has flourished to create a grassroots system of checks and balances that is needed now more than ever.
Instructor(s): Chauncey McGlathery
Last Updated: 07-Dec-13