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Everybody Says Freedom: A History of the Civil Rights Movement in Songs and Pictures

 
 
 
 
Everybody Says Freedom: A History of the Civil Rights Movement in Songs and Pictures
Author: Pete Seeger - Bob Reiser
ISBN 13: 9780393306040
ISBN 10: 393306046
Edition: N/A
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: 2009-06-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
List Price: $21.95
 
 

“Filled with beautiful music, glorious lyrics, and the soul of one of the most important historical and social revolutions of our history.” —Judy Collins

Library Journal

Taking its title from a song used in the American civil rights movement of the 1960s, this narrative scrapbook is illustrated with music and words to three dozen songs (``We Shall Overcome'' is not among them). Profiles of 15 people active in the movement, anecdotes about many others, and a chronological outline/commentary on events from 1955 to 1968 are linked by the songs, which are presented as having one or two voice lines, usually, with chords suggested for harmony. The authors hope the songs will be sung as reminders of their past power and for use in the future as ``brothers, sisters, all: climb Jacob's Ladder,'' with new words for new populist causes. For general collections.-- Bonnie Jo Dopp, Dist. of Columbia P.L.