Analysis Of The Song ' Mississippi Goddam ' Written And Performed By Nina Simone

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Slavery and racial discrimination are both irremovable stain for the history of America. Not many American people are proud of these historical facts, and many were against the idea of slavery and racial discrimination. However, until the Civil rights act in 1964, which abolished racial segregation, there were few southern states who supported the racial segregation, who did not want to give rights to African American people. The song “Mississippi Goddam” written and performed by Nina Simone in 1964, expresses the feeling of pressure from the southern racial segregation as an African American individual. The song talks about how those states treat people unequally and how difficult it was for people to live with the feeling that they are not safe from the white people. As Nina Simone sings “All I want is equality for my sister, my brother my people and me”. In general, this song by Nina Simone suggests the idea that people’s anger and tolerance will blow up one day in order to what people want no matter what after a long suffering, just like volcano blows up. This is shown in the song by the theme of inequality, descriptions of people’s despair and suffering from violence and cruelty, and lastly, black people’s determination to have equal rights as a result of long suffering. Initially, the audience can immediately notice the theme of inequality in the song. This song suggests that It is extremely unequal for those black people living in those southern states because of…

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