Note: Alan Lomax speaks about the purpose of the concert: to celebrate the newly acquired right of African Americans to vote in the Southern states and to introduce living black traditional musicians to urban audiences. (The previous year had seen the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, outlawing discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. The Jim Crow laws in the South were abolished and it became illegal to compel segregation of the 'races' in schools housing or hiring."
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