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    Nothing Good to Sing About: The Reality of Voluntary Segregation in America

    by Tim Murray Folk Musicians in Washington Square, April 1962 Television may be a wasteland, but it can at least offer a bellwether for things to come. Case in point. A few months ago, I saw a PBS music special that took place in Seattle. It was about the folk music explosion in the sixties, and was hosted by one of the more favorite bands of that era. Several of the most famous figures were introduced, and of course, many of the most iconic songs of this genre were sung that night. For a ‘folkie” like me, it was a trip down memory lane. Three things struck me about the…