Music Program Teaches About The Civil Rights Movement

Music Program Teaches About The Civil Rights Movement
Music Program Teaches About The Civil Rights Movement

Music Program Teaches About The Civil Rights Movement

Sometimes teaching-and learning-about history can be a little dry. Teachers reach for new ways to capture students’ attention. A new program in some Chicago Public Schools uses the music of the 1960s and ‘70s to talk about the social justice movements that really defined the decades. Jeanne Warsaw-Gazga started Me-Ma Music, Motivate and Encourage Music Appreciation, after working for many years in the music industry. She explains why she thought it was needed and how it’s growing.