History now; Interactive history : Songs of the civil rights movement

History now; Interactive history : Songs of the civil rights movement

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Title:History now; Interactive history : Songs of the civil rights movement
Date:1900-1990
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Included in Issue 8, June 2006, of the quarterly journal, History Now; American History Online.

"Songs were an integral part of the American civil rights movement. Singing inspired large groups of people at church meetings, street demonstrations, and marches. Many of the songs were traditional hymns and spirituals with lyrics that had several layers of meaning and expressed a desire for freedom. Other hymns and spirituals were given new words to emphasize the struggle for more specific issues such as voting rights. Each of the six songs in this jukebox played an important role in the civil rights movement and reflects the defiant spirit of the time."

The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the aggregation and enhancement of partner metadata.

Types:Sound recordings | Sheet music | Black-and-white photographs
Subjects:Music--United States | Music--Southern States | Protest songs--United States | Protest songs--Southern States | Songs--United States | Songs--Southern States | Singers--United States | Singers--Southern States | Singing--United States | Singing--Southern States | African Americans--Music | African Americans--Songs and music | Music, Influence of--United States | Music, Influence of--Southern States | Ain't gonna let nobody turn me around (Song) | This little light of mine (Song) | Keep your eyes on the prize (Song) | We shall not be moved (Song) | African Americans--Civil rights | African Americans--Civil rights--Southern States | African American civil rights workers | African American civil rights workers--Southern States | African American political activists | African American political activists--Southern States | African Americans--Politics and government | African Americans--Education | African Americans--Education--Southern States | Segregation--United States | Segregation--Southern States | Race relations--History--20th century | United States--Race relations--History--20th century | Southern States--Race relations--History--20th century | United States--Politics and government--20th century | Southern States--Politics and government--20th century | United States--History--20th century | Southern States--History--20th century | Civil rights--United States | Civil rights--Southern States | Civil rights movements--United States | Civil rights movements--Southern States | Civil rights workers--United States | Civil rights workers--Southern States | United States | Southern States
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Institution:Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Contributors:Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History | History now; American history online : The Civil Rights movement (Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History)
Online Publisher:[New York (N.Y.)] : Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History | 2006-06
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Forms part of History now; American history online : The Civil Rights movement (Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History)

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