A History of American Protest Music: How The Hutchinson Family Singers Achieved Pop Stardom with an Anti-Slavery Anthem — Longreads

Resisting is important to show that some Americans are against what is being done in a democracy. This musical family took a chance and sang about slavery as abolitionists. This took courage and bravery on their part. It teaches us what to do when our country is going down a path we disagree with.

“Get Off the Track!” borrowed the melody of a racist hit song and helped give a public voice to the abolitionist movement.

via A History of American Protest Music: How The Hutchinson Family Singers Achieved Pop Stardom with an Anti-Slavery Anthem — Longreads

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