Pink Floyd 'The Wall'

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Lesson Planned

Artist: Pink Floyd

Year: 1980

Date of Action: August 2021

Region: Africa

Location: South Africa

Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion, Youth


Confronting Bodies: South African Government

Description of Artwork: Pink Floyd's highly acclaimed song 'Another Brick in the Wall' has strong themes of youth rebellion and antagonism against a controlling elder generation.

The Incident: The song was banned after it was adopted as the anthem of a nation wide school boycott by non-white students protesting protesting racial discrimination

Results of Incident: The restriction was only in place for the duration of that incident and is no longer standing