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Music is the most powerful vehicle of human expression As the embodiment of love disapproval happiness experience life music speaks to us because it comes from us Each people in each paradine of the human experience instinctively and systematically change the music of the past to represent the realities of the present In this century black music more specifically Soul music has been that music that has brought to plain view that which evidences our humanity hope hurt joy and passion in such a way that the world has no other choice than to feel its power and marvel in its brilliance When one discusses the relationship between Soul music and the civil rights movement it becomes a dialouge very akin to that of the chicken and the egg The period of Classic Soul is that period primarily but not exclusively referenced as the 1950s 60s and 70s Stephenson 186 This is the time frame of the American Civil Rights Movement and the impact of the massive changes going on are reflected in the music and the culture So one would be correct in both assuming that the Civil Rights Movement gave rise to Soul music as much Soul music contributed to the success of the campaign for civil rights Soul music during its heyday did more than simply entertain For a race of people it served as a source of motivation strength and education for a people immersed in turmoil and tragedy The institution of segregation had effectively inhibited the general populaces awareness of the great achievements and contributions made by African-americans throughout the history of the United States Franklin 429 Inasmuch Soul music sought to bring that undersight to light Soul songs like Donny Hathaways To Be Young Gifted and Black was revolutionary in that they sought to instill pride of ones history but at the same time motivate a new generation to reach new heights As Hathaway says We must begin to
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