The Evolution of American Protest Music

Timeline created by BaptisteTime
In Music
  • SLAVERY

    SLAVERY
    Steal Away - Frederick Douglass - The song Frederick Douglass said inspired him to escape slavery in 1838.
  • ABOLITIONIST AND WOMEN'S RIGHTS

    ABOLITIONIST AND WOMEN'S RIGHTS
    Battle Hymn of the Republic - Julia Ward - Quickly became the anthem of Union forces.
  • THE WORKERS

    THE WORKERS
    The Preacher and the slave - Joe Hill.
  • THE GREAT DEPRESSION

    THE GREAT DEPRESSION
    Strange Fruit - Abel Meeropol.
  • WAR, LABOR AND RACE

    WAR, LABOR AND RACE
    This Land is your Land - Woody Guthrie - Folk.
  • CIVIL RIGHTS AND VIETNAM

    CIVIL RIGHTS AND VIETNAM
    All along the Watchtower - Bob Dylan -
  • ANTI-ESTABLISHMENT 1980s - 1990s

    ANTI-ESTABLISHMENT 1980s - 1990s
    The Punk movement combined anger, alienation and politics in songs like "KYEO" by Fugazi (1991).
  • MANAGE MUSIC

    MANAGE MUSIC
    "B.Y.O.B" , System Of a Down. 2005.