In this Suggested Path, students investigate how musicians often serve as voices for the various racial, gendered, generational, and class communities they represent. The path begins with lessons examining how Chuck Berry, the Beach Boys, and The Who each uniquely spoke for youth culture in the 1950s and 1960s. Students then learn about Latino, African, Italian, and Native American communities through lessons on Richie Valens, Muddy Waters, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Link Wray. Lessons on Iggy Pop, The MC5, James Brown, Parliament-Funkadelic, and N.W.A. examine how new music trends arose from working-class communities and disenfranchised neighborhoods. Finally, students encounter how artists such as Aretha Franklin, Joni Mitchel, Carole King, Mary Wells, and Kesha have spoken towards women’s issues as they have developed over the decades.