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Curtis Mayfield and the Civil Rights Movement

Curtis Mayfield and the Civil Rights Movement

Curtis Mayfield and the Civil Rights Movement

Washington, DC
Saturday, September 25, 2010

The music of singer-songwriter Curtis Mayfield spoke to a generation struggling for civil rights in the nineteen- sixties. While recording with the Impressions, songs such as "People Get Ready," "We’re a Winner" and "Keep on Pushing" appealed to an entire movement demanding change. Mayfield’s impact on the civil rights movement was discussed at the Carter Library.

Updated: Friday, November 26, 2010 at 11:45pm (ET)

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