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Unformatted text preview: the mass meetings? In what ways are they similar or different? Similar in the fact that people gathered together for a common goal but different that freedom songs were more peaceful and that people bonded together in those songs where as mass meetings there is a potential for arguments and non-constructive performances. 4. "We Shall Overcome" is one of the key anthems of the Civil Rights Era and was often used as a closing song at mass meetings. How does this song embody the spirit of the AfAm Civil Rights movement? How do the lyrics and music work together to express this sentiment? The lyrics bring together the whole audience because the lyrics all are common objectives that the people have. The song has repeating phrases that are the most important to the people. 2...
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- Spring '07
- Music, Civil and political rights, Social movement