Well before i get into Bob Dylan's Song " Only a Pawn in Their Game" I am going to take about Medgar Ever So you can have a better understanding on who Medgar Evers was.
The purpose of Bob Dylan's song I believe is to make the people aware of Medgar Evers assassination and The main point is about the shooter on how it wasn't his fault. This song was for the whole world to listen and to take in and view it the way they choose.
The arguement there is in the song is that Dylan is saying that its not Byron De La Beckwith's fault on him shooting him. It is trying to point the Finger away from the person who shot Evers. It doesnt change the fact that he pulled the trigger, neither the less it has to do with the way he was raised; their still human and they have to deal with the guilt and he has to use his own discretion in the end.
However Bob Dylan being a white man and writing and have performed this song about a colored man and saying its not his fault for killing him seems like a typical thing. Its a typical thing cause it seems as if he is backing up the killer by saying its not his fault and saying " He is only a pawn in their game" suggesting that the government is behind it all. It shows struggle as it always does among Colored people at that time of period. I do think that Dylan's song had an impact on everyone who listened be they white, black or any ethnicity. It has definitely been a success because his doings is still kept alive through media throughout the years.