Dennis McNally

12 Songs By African-Americans That Shaped The 20th Century And Made White America More Progressive

For more than a century, white Americans have been drawing on black American culture and the country has been better off for it. Whether or not today’s largely white governing class will act on the racial injustices raised by nationwide protests on abusive policing is an open question.

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Bob Dylan In New York City Before Anyone Knew Him: The Year of Wine, Women, Song and Protest

(What follows is an excerpt from the forthcoming book by Dennis McNally, On Highway 61: Music, Race and The Evolution of Cultural Freedom (Counterpoint, 2014) which traces the culture and history of American music from Old South through the 1960s. It will be available October 14.)

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