Joan Baez is an American folk singer and activist from New York. She became wildly popular in the 1960’s when she began incorporating political issues into her melodies in order to spread a catchy message to listeners. Her fame took her to even grace the cover of Time magazine, which was extremely rare for a musician to do at this time and secured her popularity in folk music. She has been linked to other greats such as Judy Collins and Bob Dylan as well as being one of the musicians to perform at the famous Woodstock festival in 1969. She was very involved in civil rights movements, anti war, and LGBT movements during these years and still remains active to this day.
Written by: Kaleigh Coleman
Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. [Entertainment: Vocalist Joan Baez. A sign hanging near the microphones reads "We Shall Overcome." ]Rowland Sherman
Image Source (Top): Rowland Sherman - U.S. Information Agency. Press and Publications Service. ca. 1953-ca. 1978 - 1963