Mississippi Goddam Rhetorical Devices

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Mississippi Goddam, written and performed by Artist Nina Simon at Carnegie hall in 1964, in this song was written to honor the civil right activist Medgar Evers who was assassinated on June 12 in Jackson Mississippi. Nina Simon used her talent and status to protest the mistreatment of Africans Americans in a fearless way. The song starts with “Alabama's gotten me so upset / Tennessee made me lose my rest / and everybody knows about Mississippi Goddam”. I have chosen this song because it was part of the civil right movement, Nina Simon echoed in her song what Dr. Martin Luther king was saying to pressure congress to pass the civil right legislation. The song Mississippi Goddam came at the beginning of the contemporary ear of black history.
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