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Music: The Shirelles, Will You Love Me Tomorrow, 1961 Title: This is Who We Always Were? Period: 1946-1957 Thesis: There is a productive tension in thinking about both the civil rights movement and the way its story gets told—the important details and the mythologizing that argues that this is who we always were. Song: written by Carol King, song about girls being good, second wave feminism -Lincoln Memorial and racial reconciliation, emphasize white nation -1949 Marian Anderson opera singer, DAR refused to allow her to sing at Constitution Hall, Eleanor Roosevelt quit the DAR and made decision instead for her to sing at Lincoln Memorial, reclaim memorial in fairly dramatic terms, response from everyone was immediate huge spontaneous, shifted from “I am a man/I am a woman” to “I am an American” -most famous use of memorial is MLK’s I Have a Dream speech, reclaims definition of the “we,” use of Lincoln memorial brilliant Development of Civil Rights movement 1857 Dred scott 1865 13
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course AMCULT 201 taught by Professor Kristenhas during the Spring '08 term at University of Michigan.

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