We Shall Overcome: Songs of the Freedom Riders and the Sit-Ins
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- Field of Interest
- American Music
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 rides for "first class citizenship" during the civil rights movement. The songs are performed by The Montgomery Gospel Trio, comprised of three high school girls from Alabama, as well as four seminary students who call themselves "The Nashville Quartet" in an impromtu session as recorded by Moses Asch.
12 songs, 34 minutes, featuring liner notes detailing the history of the civil rights movement, pictures, and song lyrics.
- Content Type
- Music recording
- 35 mins
- Sub Genre
- Folk Song, Struggle and Protest, Documentary, Gospel Hymns
- Folkways Records
- Release Date
- American Music, World Music, Music & Performing Arts, American Studies, American Folk Music, United States and Canada, Lunch Counter Sit-ins, U.S. South, 1960, Música Folklórica Norteamericana, Folk Music Norte-Americana, Estados Unidos y Canadá, Estados Unidos e Canadá, United States
- Keywords and Translated Subjects
- Música Folklórica Norteamericana, Folk Music Norte-Americana, Estados Unidos y Canadá, Estados Unidos e Canadá
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