Period 3

Timeline created by Music and Society
In Music
  • Westward Expansion

    The Dust Bowl played an important part in the year 1930. Ecological disaster forced many Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Texas citizens to move to California, where there was very little dust and more job opportunities, and the depression was not as bad in California
  • Labor

    This was a time period of hard labor and sweatshops we rampant. Hard labor in factories were running rampant for products. Sewing machines for clothes and towels as well as workshops for little or no pay. "Labor's War cry"
    Edmund Mortimer
    George Mainey
  • 1940 Songs include: Rosie the Riveter and White Cliffs of Dover

    Poverty was still present in 1940 from the previous era's stock market crash. World war 2 was had started during this time which caused events such as the upbringing of women's rights. During the war, men had gotten drafted leaving the women behind. The woman had been put to work in shipyards and factories which lead to women feeling empowered. Lastly racism was a very extreme issue during this time, due to the factors of ww2 the Nazis showed immense racism torwards the Jewish race.
  • "The Great Dust Storm" - Woody Guthrie

    By calling the dust storm that started the dust bowl many metaphors relating to death and judgement, it showed how intimidating and powerful this storm was.
  • Cold War

    A nuclear arms war between the Soviet Union and America, many Americans feared being bombed by the Soviet Union and being spied on by communist spies.
  • Segragation

    In the 1950s the fight against segregation came to the mainstream, schools were desegregated in 1954.
  • "Old Apache Squaw"- Johnny Cash

    This song dealt with the mistreatment of Native Americans at the hands of the white men.
  • Civil Rights

    In the 1960's to 1970's, people of color, and females, would fight for their civil rights, which are rights of equal citizenship that apply to everyone, no matter race, sex, religion, etc.
  • Vietnam War

    A war that raged on for 20 years, mainly between IndoChina, and the US.
  • “You don’t own me” - Lesley Gore

    Written by John Madara and Dave White, as well as produced by Quincey Jones, The song is about women empowerment during the women’s rights movement. It talks about how women can be independent too and Lesley won’t let men control her life.
    The song peaked at # 2 on the Billboard charts, behind the Beatles’ first hit “I Want to Hold Your Hand.”
  • “What a Wonderful World” - Louis Armstrong

    Written and produced by Bob Thiele, the song was about how African Americans started to become more accepted and races coming together, making the world more peaceful.
    The song reached No.1 in the last week of April 1968 and stayed there for a month, selling well over half a million copies in the process.
  • Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones

    Talks about how wars start, what happens because of them and gives a representation of how it feels to be fighting in Vietnam.
  • Come Together - The Beatles

    Even though it may not be directly related, this was a time where America and Vietnam were at war, and split. This song talks about coming together over the Beatles for their music. To enjoy it together instead of away from each other.
  • Working Class Hero - John Lennon

    In the song, he addresses the fact that there are very clear lines between the different social classes of America especially, but just around the world. There’s a difference in the way the different social classes are treated as well, and in the song he states how change needs to happen. He’s displeased with the state of the world and wants to see change happen.
  • What's Going On - Marvin Gaye

    It’s just about the state of the world at the time. It’s about how things like police brutality, and inequality for all people, and etc. The title speaks for itself, what’s going on? What is wrong with the world?
  • The Cold War

    Although the Cold War lasted many decades, it was very prevalent during the 70s and 80s.
  • Anti-War Protests

    With the Cold War, and the Vietnam War happening, there was a lot of tension and conflict in the world all over. And there were anti-war protesters arising from all over the world.
  • Redemption Song - Bob Marley

    Redemption Song” begins with a story of how the narrator has been persecuted for years only to overcome it all with heavenly aid, leading to the aforementioned triumph. It was if Marley was letting his millions of fans know that he was going to be all right in his next journey, just as the line implies his own Rastafarian faith was giving him strength in what must have been a time of great pain and fear.
  • Social Disorganization

    so called “problem neighborhoods” exist in many places all over the globe children growing up in environments where they tend to have a high probability of not attending school
  • Institutional Racism

    People of color in the bronx struggled in the broken down environment and there was no real help. Rappers such as Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five, people in the bronx. Redevelopment didn’t begin until the 90s.
  • The message, Grandmaster Flash and the furious five

    Politicians refused to listen to the people in the bronx that were living in poor conditions. The bronx didn’t receive help until the 90’s and even then it took awhile to revitalize the community.
  • 99 Red Balloons - Nena

    A song about a nuclear war starting accidentally over the release of a bag of balloons which are mistaken for a weapon. The song soared to #2 in the US. The group recorded an English-language version, “99 Red Balloons,” but the German version proved far more popular. “This is what we’ve waited for, this is it boys, this is war. The President is on the line as 99 red balloons go by.” in response to the Soviet deployment of new SS-20 nuclear missiles.
  • Police Brutality

    Rappers such as Ice Cube, Eazy E, Dr. Dre, MC Ren.
    Tupac, Notorious B.I.G. Mainly took place in Compton, CA. But also places such as New York it happened and all across the U.S.
  • F**k The Police by N.W.A

    In an interview with Ice Cube NWA got a letter from the FBI that they think advocating violence and police assault is wrong, stating also in the letter that most the community agrees with them and they should stop performing the song.
  • Environmental Justice Act

    Protecting the increasingly decreasing wildlife population, air quality, and water sources
    1990 Clean air act
    “Environmental Justice Act of 1992” introduced by Congressman John Lewis (D- GA) and Senator Albert Gore (D-TN)
    Get people to contribute in small ways to help the ecosystem.
  • riots

    Homicides in the streets, people setting fire to buildings mass murder, stores, and homes being robed
  • Good Planets Are Hard to Find

    Song about Environmentalism.

    An ten 3% increase in environmentalism.
    It’s hard to find a plant like ares so we need to protect it.
    Steve Forbert
  • April 29th, 1992 Rodney King Riots Video sublime- Released July, 30th, 1996by produced by David Kahne and paul leary
  • 9/11

    During the September 11 attacks of 2001, 2,977 victims and 19 hijackers were killed and more than 6,000 others were injured but the immediate deaths included 265 on the four planes
    -Happened in New york
    -World Trade -Center
    -Workers in the Pentagon -president bush
    -Osama bin laden
    -security became more strong
    -Bush declared war
    -Bush opened the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba
  • Barak Obama

    Finally getting a black president elected into office.
    -2008 Barack Obama was elected president
    -44th president
    -Obama care
    -Ended the war in Iraq
    -Ordered for the capture and killing of Osama Bin Laden
    -made African Americans feel equal
    And showed them that someone their color can be president too.
  • My president is black

  • Mean- Taylor Swift

    The reaction is people saying that they use this song to feel better. When people have been hurt this song picks them up.
    Taylor is on the side of being mean is bad. Her lyrics talk about how people are mean to people that are better than them.
  • Bullying In School

    Kids bullying other kids in school.
    Teens in high school.
    Make stricter rules and punishments for people who are mean.
  • Police Brutality

    Some police officers are misusing their powers and hurting civilians. For example Michael Brown was killed by police
  • This is america- Childish Gambino

    This is America shows a lot of social issues in America. The music video shows a lot of harsh things which happens in United States
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    This was a time period of hard labor and sweatshops we rampant. Hard labor in factories were running rampant for products. Sewing machines for clothes and towels as well as workshops for little or no pay. "Labor's War cry"
    Edmund Mortimer
    George Mainey
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    My president- Jezzy . feat. nas

    16million views,
    Number 16 on the rolling stone list out of 100
    (a song made in 2009) -talks about how our 44th president Obama is black -blackness comes with greatness -in the video, people are holding signs of the president -talks about Obama care and how he helps out the needing
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    Marching on Ferguson

    Michael Brown, a black unarmed young teen shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson. -Ferguson, Missouri They tried to solve it but it really didn't change a whole lot
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    March on Ferguson - by.Tom Morello

    22,358 views and it came out on November 5th Ferguson demonstrators, this album was a fiery protest song reminiscent of the old days of Rage Against The Machine. The proceeds from the single were pledged to bail out Ferguson demonstrators and to support the frontlines of the emerging Black Lives Matter movement.