Personally music is everything, it expresses what I cannot say, and sometimes give me the inspiration to do things sometimes I think I can’t do. Music let me escape to a dream world, in which everything is my way, a way of relaxation, and makes my thought fly away. I believe the Civil Rights movement wanted to do the same, wanted to find their own way to show the world what they wanted, what they were going through, they gave the world a new way to express thoughts, and feelings, they wanted to show the world what was going on in a creative kind of way, since nobody was paying attention to their them. When those with the Civil Rights movement started to sing, a person could feel every single word they said, because they sang with their soul, they wanted to show the world the pain, the shame and the harm these people were causing to the African Americans.
Finally Reed’s overall statement was that the Civil Rights movement had music as harbor, The Civil Rights movement made music a very creative weapon, and they used it to let the world see the injustices that were happening in the United States.