"The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll," like many of Dylan's songs, chronicles a violent incident of social injustice and speaks out for someone who otherwise would not have had a voice.
We can't forget the mistakes of our past -- and our present -- if we hope to learn from and stop repeating them, if we hope to keep moving ourselves and our shared community forward.
Songs like "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll" help us remember, reflect and hopefully learn.
Learn more: The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll Wikipedia page.
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