Civil rights

Eyes On The Prize by Mavis Staples

Message- They where in jail and waiting for the prize to be released from jail.

Audience- Colored people that where locked up and waited for freedom.

Mood- Would be depressing in the song they said hold on over and over colored people wanted freedom.

Why artist wrote song- The goal is freedom don't give up keep your eye on the prize.

Why I chose this song- The song has a lot of meaning for the civil rights movement.

Sweet Home Alabama by Lynard Skynard

Message- Lynard Skynard wants freedom for Alabama because he wants everyone to be equal.

Audience- The audience would be all Americans that wanted a change.

Mood- The mood of this song would be wanting a change for the better for the black community.

Why artist wrote this song- To express how he felt about racial problems in Alabama.

Why I chose this song- I really liked this song and never looked at this song as a song for civil rights movement.

This May Be The Last Time by Anthony Hamilton and Blind Boys Of Alabama

Message- The message of the song was You don't know the last time you are going to see someone.

Audience- The audience was blacks did not know how long they was going to be together.

Mood- The mood of this song would be Sad for blacks back then now days the song would be sad to anyone who cared.

Why artist wrote this song- The artist wrote this song to explain how it was in civil right era.

Why I chose this song- I chose this song cause I've seen people come and go out of people's life's and the song fit that.

Memorial Unity Choir by Carlton Rees

Message- Message is don't let anyone bring you down stay strong no matter what.

Audience- The audience was people in South America or people who get brought down everyday.

Mood- The mood of the song was joyful to make it seem like there's hope.

Why artist wrote this song- The artist wrote this song to spread joy for people who are and where brought down.

Why I chose this song- I chose this song cause I have heard it before and this song is a good choice for civil rights it explains it all in the song.