History of protest music in the United States

By Hannah Shaffer, F/G Scholar

Protest music has been around in the United States ever since the United States became a country. Songs like “Free America” by Joseph Warren were used as a call to action for colonists to act in the Revolutionary War. Continue reading History of protest music in the United States

Protest songs continue to spark controversy

By Emma Collins and Cameron Coyle, F/G Scholars

Helen Reardon grew up during the height of rock ‘n roll, a “lad[y] of the ‘60s,” as she described herself. She came of age when rock music challenged the status quo angering the older, more conservative generation with its sexual innuendos and political undertones. Continue reading Protest songs continue to spark controversy