"Alright" and the History of Black Protest Songs

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How have black artists throughout the 20th century used music to speak about racial injustice in America?

In this lesson, students compare Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” with black protest songs of the past in order identify common themes and ideas that artists have used to illustrate black experience in the United States.

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