To begin with during the 1920’s music had a huge impact on many Americans. During this period many popular musicians were discovered. Irving was a musician who had one of the biggest impact on people. He became one of the greatest songwriters in American history. He made popular music that reached the heart of average Americans.
Hippies were vital to American counterculture, fueling a movement to stretch accepted values, increase environmental awareness, and open ears to a generation of new music. A vibrant community of rebellious culture has always existed in America. One of the biggest rebellions was the protests on the Vietnam War, the Civil rights Movement, and the advancement of fashion by hippies. The protests against the stupidity and brutality of war began in Berkley, California in 1965 and were strictly against the accepted values of the time. As the protests continued they eventually put enough pressure on our government influencing them to bring our troops home, thus ending the United States’ involvement in Vietnam and releasing the Vietnamese from foreign colonial occupation.
Performing “Never Can Say Goodbye” by Jackson 5, while the seniors were being announced was something that was going to be memorable for the seniors well past the end of their performance. From Heavy D and the Boys to M C Hammer, the song choice was a big crowd pleaser. The dance moves were also a big
Elvis Presley was the first widely known rock-and-roll singer star – and was named the King of Rock and Roll. He rose from poverty to fame in the mid 1950s, attracting large audiences in concerts and especially teenage girls everywhere he went. Elvis was young and attractive, had great voice, and his sound and style was something totally unique. Elvis' musical style was a combination of black Rhythm & Blues, country, blues, pop music of the day, and gospel. His stage performance was a novelty thing in the 1950s, with lots of swiweling dance movements that some parents and church people considered vulgar and a dangerous influence to their teenagers.
In the 1950s and 1960s the "Beat Culture" challenged the status quo in ways that unified liberals and prompted change. In the same vein, the Hip Hop culture has challenged the system in ways that have unified individuals [particularly youth] across a rich ethnic spectrum (Reese 1). As a cultural movement, Hip Hop manages to get billed as both a positive and negative influence on young people, especially on Black and Latino youth. On one hand, there are African American activists, artists, and entrepreneurs such as Russell Simmons, Michael Eric Dyson, and Jeff Johnson, who seek to build a progressive political movement among young hip-hop fans and who have had modest success with voter registration efforts. On the other hand, there is no shortage of critics who denounce the negative portrayals of Black people, especially women, in hip-hop lyrics and videos (Roach
HOW FAR DO YOU AGREE THAT THE IMPACT OF WORLD WAR II WAS THE MAIN REASON WHY THE POSITION OF AFRICAN AMERICANS IMPROVED IN THE YEARS 1945-1953? There were many factors that led to the change in position of African Americans within the years 1945-53 but the most important of these was the impact of the Second World War as it helped advance the position of Black Americans in society in a number of ways. However, other factors such as the Civil Rights activism seen through the 40’s along with the Supreme Court’s rulings and also Truman’s Presidency helped the advancement of Black Americans. The position of African Americans in 1945 was absolutely appalling. African Americans in the South suffered more because in all aspects of life, they were seen as ‘inferiority enshrined’ citizens when compared with White Americas.
Eisenhower passed the Civil rights Act of 1957, Johnson passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and there were others which showed African Americans that progress was being made. The Presidents clearly initiated a change in America making sure de jure became de facto. However, there were many flaws in the work of the Federal Government and there were other factors which changed the status for African Americans such as the impact of the Second World War and the actions of the NAACP. President Harry Truman (1945-1953), established a liberal civil rights committee to investigate the violence against blacks. A report was produced called “To Secure These Rights” which underlined the problems that African Americans faced during this period.
This case led to the Brown vs. Board case, this was. a very significant case to the success of blacks as the case ended the doctrine of 'separate but equal'. As well as the Brown case allowing education it also led to the removal of the 'separate but equal' which meant that there was a chance of desegregation. This case resulted in the whites protesting for desegregation to remain and so the Brown II case was opened to bring desegregation at speed. The second brown case was more assertive and bought a start to desegregation.
His father, Vernon, would joke about it to the public all the time. Elvis’s first big breakthrough was on July 5th, 1954 when he released Thats All Right, and Blue Moon of Kentucky. From here Elvis would continue to grow in fame. However, his suggestive dancing created snickers and gossip from the older population at the time. Elvis’s main crowd was the teenagers who loved his dancing as he shook his leg and fell to his knees on the stage.
Rock N’ Roll was probably the music style to make the biggest impact on both the music industry and society. The impact of Rock N’ Roll was so great that it was able to bring opposites together. It was able to bring both blacks and whites together through different Rock N’ Roll artists being able to break racial barriers. It brought both urban and rural together, and it brought both north and south together. This was accomplished through people moving around and bringing their culture of Rock N’ Roll with them.