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The 1960s was an era of change and cultural uprising It was an era filled with conflicts and challenges both politically and economically The people of that time period were forced to overcome such obstacles despite the pressures and countless social resistance For these reasons we chose the song titled We Shall Overcome by Peter Paul and Mary since it so clearly depicts the image of what individuals from John F Kennedy to Walt Disney had to go and the struggles they had to overcome In order to start off with a catchy note we decided to use John F Kennedy as the starting individual of this great era Kennedy was an influential leader in the Cold War struggle Starting with his victory over Nixon with running mate Lyndon Johnson Kennedy became the symbol of the people It is no wonder that the lyrics in the song We are not afraid today reflect Kennedys own courage and determination The next famous person chronologically and historically is Lyndon B Johnson who becomes President after Kennedys assassination Even though Johnson dragged on the Vietnam War he tried to help his country by establishing the Great Society program Johnsons program to help the needy and the poor in the country reflected the key lyrics of the song Well walk hand in hand someday This applies for the country during that era and in some level even applies for the war in Vietnam right into Nixons presidency and his resignation after the Watergate Scandal Well walk hand in hand someday also brings up another significant person of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement Martin Luther King jr the most important Civil Rights leader of that time who cried out for racial equality in spite of other peoples views and virtues It can even be said that this song came be the Martin Luther King jr in retrospect of his life and the dreams that he had for the people of
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