What are 4 moments that jump out to you as significant, and for what reasons?

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1. Listen to “Mississippi Goddam” twice and follow along with the lyrics. Write dow three references– to people, places, events, or terms- that you don’t understand or are not familiar with.
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2. Listen to the song one more time and follow along with the lyrics. What are 4 moments that jump out to you as significant, and for what reasons? Offer a sentence for each. You can consider the lyrics, or the rhythm/tempo, or the music and instruments, or the role of the audience, (etc.). In other words, as we’ve done in class, play “okay, stop” … only with yourself, stopping the song along the way when you hear something that you think matters.
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3. TRUE OR FALSE.
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a. “Mississippi Goddam” is very similar in feel, tone, and content to the songs performers sang at the March on Washington.
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b. “Mississippi Goddam,” according to Nina Simone, was a showtime.
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c. In “Mississippi Goddam,” offered praise for the March on Washington.
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4. CHOOSE ONE AND COMPLETE IN ONE PARAGRAPH.
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a. You are someone hearing this song for the first time in 1964 when the album on which it appeared was released. Describe who you are (age, race, where you live, what you do) and write to Simone telling her what you think of the song.
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b. Construct an imagined short conversation between Nina Simone and one of the speakers or performers at the March on Washington.

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