Bob Dylan: Civil Rights Hero

From: "Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement" by Danny Lyon

2010 marks forty-five years since Rosa Parks staged her heroic bus boycott, and 40 years since the founding of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. I came across this image of Bob Dylan playing an impromptu concert for Civil Rights crusaders behind the SNCC’s office in Greenwood, Mississippi, in an out of the way bookshop, and wanted to share it in honor of these historic milestones. Though the group would later become much more radical, at this point, in 1963, it was still a peaceful movement for change and this picture captures that spirit of hopefulness perfectly, I think.

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