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Music & the Civil Rights Movement: Materials in the CSU Music Library

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Reference collection

Call Number Title
ML100 .G16 1998 v.3 Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, see heading "civil rights" in index
ML102 .P66 B65 American Popular Music: A Reference Guide
ML102 .P66 S5 Dictionary of American Pop/Rock, "civil rights songs" p. 74-75
ML156.4 .P6 C66 1986 A Resource Guide to Themes in Contemporary American Song Lyrics, 1950-1985, Chapter 9
ML3556 .R58 1992 Black American Music, "The Black Revolution" p. 187-188
ML3556 S.74 1997 The Music of Black Americans, "The Black Revolution" p.471-473

Circulating books

Call Number Title
ML3477 .A48 1992 America's Musical Pulse, "Popular Music as Politics and Protest" p.3-12
ML3477 .H36 Guerilla Minstrels, p. 13-14, 57-58
ML3477 .M37 2000 Strange Fruit... early cry for civil rights [GALILEO netLibrary]
ML3550 .S43 1989 Everybody Says Freedom
See also: ML 200's, ML3556, ML3561 for general books on the history of American music, African-American music, & popular American music

Periodical indices

The Music Index (print & online [GALILEO Express Link Logo])

Web Sites

African American Odyssey: The Civil Rights Era (Library of Congress American Memory Project)

Music in the Civil Rights Movement  (Library of Congress Civil Rights History Project)

The Music of the Civil Rights Movement (Rock and Roll: An American Story, Rock and Roll Forever Foundation)

Songs and the Civil rights Movement (King Encyclopedia, Standford University)


CSU Main Library resources

Call Number/Location Title
Govt Docs LC 1.12/2:C49 Brief list of material relating to freedom songs of the civil rights movement
VHS tape 541 We shall overcome (provides a history of the song & its influence on the civil rights movement)