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Louder Than Words: Rock, Power, Politics

Louder Than Words: Rock, Power & Politics

Louder Than Words: Rock, Power & Politics, explores the power of rock to change attitudes about patriotism, peace, equality and freedom. Using video, multimedia, photographs, periodicals and artifacts, Louder Than Words showcases the intersection between rock and politics. It explores how artists exercise their First Amendment rights, challenge assumptions and beliefs, stimulate thought and effect change.

Beyond music’s influence on the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War and gender equality, the exhibit also features other significant moments and figures, such as Bob Dylan, who rallied people against social inequality, the hip-hop music of the 80s that discussed police brutality in poverty stricken neighborhoods, and Pussy Riot, who utilized their music as an outlet for social activism in Russia. 

Louder Than Words: Rock, Power, Politics
  • Times:  See website for times.
  • November 7, 2017 to February 11, 2018
  • Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
  • See website for details.
  • Recurring daily