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The 1960s

Smithsonian Folkways is proud to partner with Carnegie Hall to celebrate and spotlight thousands of musical resources related to the 1960s. This decade was an exceptionally fruitful time for music in America. Through thousands of audio recordings and a host of educational materials, the decade comes alive with our collections in a panoply of music and sound. Learn the rich repertoire of the Civil Rights Movement, listen to original recordings of iconic folk musicians, and read about peace songs of the 1960s in Smithsonian Folkways Magazine. Click on the link above for a full record of search results and browse a small sampling of these items below.