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Music as a Catalyst for Social Change

Attendees of the Civil Rights March on Washington, 1963

Attendees of the Civil Rights March on Washington, 1963

Austin, Texas
Sunday, May 25, 2014

Musicians Mavis Staples and Graham Nash discuss the history of music as a catalyst for change during the Civil Rights Movement and beyond. 

Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 11:21am (ET)

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