"This Land Is Your Land", The Story Behind America’s Best-Known Protest Song • Discoverology

“This Land Is Your Land”, The Story Behind America’s Best-Known Protest Song

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On its most basic level, “This Land Is Your Land” is a song about inclusion and equality—the American ideal broken down into simple, eloquent language and set to a melody you memorize on first listen. But there’s more to “This Land Is Your Land” than many people realize.

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