The assassination of civil rights activist Medgar Evers, of which Bob Dylan sings, took place in 1963. Over 50 years later the song is still just as relevant.
The deputy sheriffs, the soldiers, the governors get paid'
And the marshals and cops get the same
But the poor white man’s used in the hands of them all like a tool
He’s taught in his school
From the start by the rule
That the laws are with him
To protect his white skin
To keep up his hate
So he never thinks straight’
'Bout the shape that he’s in
But it ain’t him to blame
He’s only a pawn in their game
Bob Dylan, Wikipedia
Only a Pawn in Their Game, Wikipedia