Lockard essay explores Bob Marley, political music
“Get Up, Stand U”: Bob Marley, Victor Jara, Fela Kuti, and Political Popular Music” is the title of an essay by historian and UW-Green Bay Prof. Emeritus Craig Lockard, Social Change and Development. The piece appears in the e-journal World History Connected. Lockard notes that he began his teaching career in 1969 at a time when the protest/political/folk music of people like Bob Dylan, Joan Baez and John Lennon was widely popular in the United States and England. As a world historian who taught a general education course on Music, Politics, and Social Change, he broadened his scope to include such figures as Bob Marley in Jamaica, Victor Jara in Chile, and Fela Kuti in Nigeria. Examining music and musicians can also facilitate an understanding of the connections between cultures in a globalizing world, Lockard says. Read the essay.