As part of 101.9 FM WDET’s Book Club, we’re inviting the Detroit region to examine and discuss the text that impacts every resident of the United States: The Constitution. Whether you’re revisiting the documents or reading them for the first time, join us in reading along and engaging in civil conversations with your community.
If you take a look at the long history of popular music, it becomes pretty clear that the will of the people won’t be stifled easily. Time and time when people try to take rights away, artists speak up loudly and the people embrace their messages.
Over the course of the summer as WDET explores the context and significance of the Constitution, CultureShift’s Rob Reinhart will be highlighting musical suggestions for celebrating our rights, specifically, the Bill of Rights.
We’ll start at the beginning: The First Amendment. Especially significant for artists, the First Amendment guarantees the freedoms of speech, religion, press, assembly and petition. The amendment provides the ability for artists to express themselves as they wish.
Click the audio player above to hear Rob’s picks for songs representing the five freedoms outlined in the First Amendment.