Samba Soul And Civil Rights - A Treatise In Revolution - Part 1 by Music In Culture: Sounds of the Black Experience published on 2020-06-08T01:57:50Z Samba, Soul and Civil Rights: A Treatise in Revolution is the latest episode from Music In Culture: Sounds of the Black Experience, broadcast on WOWD 94.3 FM on Sunday June 7, 2020. We are in the middle of a revolution! The tenets of white supremacy are coming down, triggered by the heinous murder of George Floyd by four police officers. Our Black Lives Matter Movement has reached its pinnacle. Protests for Black Lives, and against police brutality, have spread like wildfire around the globe – from the US, to Ghana, Niger, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Germany, France, Australia, and the UK. But...Sankofa. Sanfoka is an Akan (twi) concept from Ghana that means return to your past in order to guide your future. What can we learn from our successful Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s? How can the prior revolution direct our goals in this moment? What is our agenda and what specific goals do we want our protest to serve in our communities? Samba, Soul and Civil Rights explores through music the history of the African American Civil Rights Movement and the parallel Black Movement in Brazil, as a manual, a treatise, on how to move forward in our contemporary struggle towards criminal justice reform, and against police brutality and extrajudicial killings of unarmed Black people. This first episode in the series features the soul music and freedom songs that drove the African American Civil Rights Movement, and highlights the strategies behind key Civil Rights victories from which can derive important lessons for today.