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Lest We Forget, Vol. 2: Birmingham, Alabama, 1963 - Mass Meeting
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(Folkways Records, 1980), 50 mins

Songs played a large role in the movement to close the racial divide in America during the 1960s, and prayers, chants, sermons, and shouts were also fundamental to this task. Guy and Candie Carawan recorded Martin Luther King, Jr. and Ralph Albernathy speaking just after they were arrested for attempting to, as C...

(Folkways Records, 1980), 50 mins
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Sing For Freedom: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement Through Its Songs
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produced by Guy Carawan, 1927-2015 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1990), 1 hour 5 mins
Hymns, speeches, spirituals, gospel songs, and prayers...a moving civil rights collection drawn from 1960s field recordings in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee. The compilation captures the irrepressible spirit of that era and reveals a determined and triumphant African American culture. A collection...
produced by Guy Carawan, 1927-2015 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1990), 1 hour 5 mins
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The Nashville Sit-in Story: Songs and Scenes of Nashville Lunch Counter Desegregation (by the Sit-In Participants)
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produced by Guy Carawan, 1927-2015 (Folkways Records, 1960), 41 mins

"On February 13, 1960 approximately 124 students from American Baptist Theological Seminary, Fisk University, and Tennessee A & I State University staged their first sit-in demonstrations at three stores in the Nashville downtown area." Inspired by the courageous acts of these students, Guy Carawan compiled this...

produced by Guy Carawan, 1927-2015 (Folkways Records, 1960), 41 mins
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We Shall Overcome: Songs of the Freedom Riders and the Sit-Ins
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(Folkways Records, 1961), 35 mins

This 1961 recording of spirituals, gospel and new music to "express the spirit of freedom" was the result of an effort by producer and performer Guy Carawan to bring together singers representative of hundreds of thousands African American students from the south participating in sit-ins, stand-ins and freedom rid...

(Folkways Records, 1961), 35 mins
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Freedom Songs: Selma, Alabama
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produced by Carl Benkert, fl. 1965 (Folkways Records, 1965), 44 mins
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Voices of the Civil Rights Movement: Black American Freedom Songs 1960-1966
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produced by Bernice Johnson Reagon, 1942- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1997), 2 hours 18 mins
This double-CD reissue documents a central aspect of the cultural environment of the Civil Rights Movement, acknowledging songs as the language that focused people's energy. These 43 tracks are a series of musical images, of a people in coversation about their determination to be free. Many of the songs were rec...
produced by Bernice Johnson Reagon, 1942- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1997), 2 hours 18 mins
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The Death Of Dr. Martin Luther King
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produced by Chris Strachwitz, 1931-; performed by Big Joe Williams, 1903-1982 and Charlie Musselwhite, 1944-; in Big Joe Williams: "Shake Your Boogie" (Arhoolie Records, 1990), 3 mins
produced by Chris Strachwitz, 1931-; performed by Big Joe Williams, 1903-1982 and Charlie Musselwhite, 1944-; in Big Joe Williams: "Shake Your Boogie" (Arhoolie Records, 1990), 3 mins
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God Bless America
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performed by Various Artists, D’Ortega Orchestra & Emile Cote Glee Club; in Flag Waver: 21 Red, White & Blue Favorites (SOUNDIES, 2006), 1 min
performed by Various Artists, D’Ortega Orchestra & Emile Cote Glee Club; in Flag Waver: 21 Red, White & Blue Favorites (SOUNDIES, 2006), 1 min
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