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Bob Dylan - "Only a Pawn in Their Game"

After Medgar Evers was murdered, in his own driveway, Bob Dylan wrote a song commemorating the civil-rights leader.  He performed that song - "Only a Pawn in Their Game" - during 1963's "March on Washington."

This clip - from the U.S. National Archives - is Dylan's performance on that day.  Folllow this link, to Dylan's web site, to read the lyrics.

He sang two other songs as well:

When the Ship Comes In (with Joan Baez)

Keep Your Eyes on the Prize (with Len Chandler)

This is the same "March on Washington" during which Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech.


Media Credits

Clip of the "March on Washington," 1963, online courtesy U.S. National Archives.

 

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