We Shall Overcome: Songs of the Freedom Riders and the Sit-Ins

We Shall Overcome: Songs of the Freedom Riders and the Sit-Ins

(Folkways Records, 1961), 35 mins

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Field of Interest
American Music
Description

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
Duration
35 mins
Format
Audio
Sub Genre
Folk Song, Struggle and Protest, Documentary, Gospel Hymns
Label
Folkways Records
Release Date
1961
Subject
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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