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American protest music has been a prominent and acknowledged art form since the 1930’s and has affected many artists both positively and negatively. I aim to examine what about protest music and society’s consumption of it has changed, for better or worse, over the course of its existence. To do so, I will be looking at the lives and works of 3 women who were actively involved in music of protest spanning the existence of the genre, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone and Janelle Monae.

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