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    Today’s Civil Disobedience Has Deep Roots

    Maybe all you need is love. Amid the racial tension and protests that continue to flare — from Colin Kaepernick in San Francisco to Black Lives Matter demonstrations in Tulsa and Charlotte — it’s worth remembering the deep roots of civil disobedience. The Beatles’ courageous stand against segregation started in 1964, in Jacksonville, Florida, when the Fab Four refused to perform unless the audience was mixed. As our new documentary Eight Days a Week shows, band members risked real consequences to stand up for what they believed in. That’s something we can all aspire to.

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