Barry Shank
Barry Shank

Barry Shank is a professor of comparative studies at Ohio State University. His books include The Political Force of Musical Beauty, A Token of My Affection: Greeting Cards and American Business Culture, and Dissonant Identities: The Rock ’n’ Roll Scene in Austin, Texas. Follow him on Twitter.

Pop, Race, and the ’60s
Oct. 18 2016 2:11 PMTo Shift the Way the World Is HeardHow “A Change Is Gonna Come” reveals the powers—and the limits—of political pop music.