Music in the Civil Rights Movement

John Lewis was told,'Sing your freedom songs. Sing your goddam freedom songs.' when he was locked up in Mississippi's Parchman Penitentiary in 1961.

Lecture Description

This lecture asks audiences to connect musically with the struggles of the freedom movement of the 1950s and 60s. It explores the ways in which a musical conversation about the freedom struggle reveals the depth of passion and energy that created and sustained the movement.


Civil Rights Music

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