Civil Rights Movement
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Released at the height of the Vietnam War, Marvin Gaye’s hit-heavy album explored themes of race, environmentalism and conflict. It also marked a new direction for the Motown record label.
Learning about the Windrush generation in UK school remains an optional topic for 11 to 14-year-olds studying history. Critics have condemned Britain’s “historical amnesia”.
In current demonstrations, there are echos of a civil rights era catchphrase: People are “sick and tired of being sick and tired.”
By filming everyday acts of racism, today’s Black Lives Matter activists are using an old strategy in a new media age.