Upton Sinclair (who died on 25 November 1968) was a prolific American author and political activist who devoted his writing career to exposing his view of the injustices of capitalism and the devastating effects of poverty among the working class. “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon… Read More Needs

🎶 We Shall Overcome 🎶 (4. Use in protest movements)

In August 1963, Joan Baez led a crowd of 300,000 in several verses taken from “We Shall Overcome” at the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Even President Lyndon Johnson, himself a Southerner, used the phrase “we shall overcome” in a speech delivered after the violent attacks on Civil Rights… Read More 🎶 We Shall Overcome 🎶 (4. Use in protest movements)

Nelle Harper Lee

Harper Lee was born on 28 April 1926, and died on  19 February 2016 She is best known for writing the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird”, published in 1960, which won the 1961 Pulitzer Prize and was made into an Oscar-winning film starring Gregory Peck The novel is both a coming-of-age story, or bildungsroman, (the… Read More Nelle Harper Lee