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How We Got Over: The Case for Hope in Protest Music

Black America’s rich tradition of putting their fears, hopes, and joys to music

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Deep-seated feelings of frustration, anger, and desperation are attached to protest and freedom songs even as they project hope.

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Written by DeAron Washington

DeAron Washington is pursuing a Ph.D. in Counselor Education from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his family live in New Orleans where he is a provisional licensed counselor.