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Sing For Freedom: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement Through Its Songs

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Sing For Freedom: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement Through Its Songs

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 of glorious songs and heartstopping selections by The SNCC Freedom Singers, Martin Luther King, Jr., Ralph Abernathy, and others. "...[T]here is wonderful singing here, great conviction, and the immediacy of living truth...powerful documentation of the most important social movement of our time." — Sing Out!

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"South Africa, Free At Last:The Freedom Songs of South Africa and the Civil Rights Movement in America"

Track Listing

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We are Soldiers in the Army The Montgomery Improvement Association 2:31
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102
Keep Your Hand on the Plow The Montgomery Improvement Association 2:11
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This Little Light of Mine The Montgomery Improvement Association 2:12
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You Better Leave Segregation Alone The Nashville Quartet 0:39
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Your Dog Loves My Dog The Nashville Quartet 1:59
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Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Round The Freedom Singers 2:30
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107
I Woke Up This Morning with My Mind on Freedom Ben Gay 3:37
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108
Keep Your Eyes on the Prize Charles Jones and Cordell Reagon 1:46
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109
Oh Pritchett, Oh Kelly Bertha Gober, Rutha Harris, Charles Sherrod, and Jamie Culbreath 2:27
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Up Above My Head Betty Mae Fikes 1:02
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This Little Light of Mine The Freedom Singers 3:46
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Brown Baby Cordell Hull Reagon 1:53
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Which Side are You On? The Freedom Singers 3:46
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114
I'm Gonna Sit at the Welcome Table Hollis Watkins 1:53
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115
Mass Meeting and Prayer Hollis Watkins 3:53
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116
Guide My Feet Dock Reese 2:06
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117
I'm on My Way Mamie Brown and Carlton Reece 3:41
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Rev. Ralph Abernathy Ralph Abernathy 1:31
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Yes We Want Our Freedom Cleo Kennedey and Carlton Reece 2:23
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Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 3:41
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Ninety-Nine and a Half Won't Do Carlton Reese 2:15
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Get on Board Fannie Lou Hamer and Robert Parris Moses 4:53
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No Danger in the Water Robert Parris Moses 1:23
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Medgar Evers Speaking Medgar Wiley Evers 1:10
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Keep Your Eyes on the Prize Robert Parris Moses 1:10
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We Shall Overcome The Freedom Singers 2:42
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