Sing For Freedom: The Story Of The Civil Rights Movement Through Its Songs
Sing for Freedom: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement through its Songs
Two classic collections of freedom songs by historians Guy and Candie Carawan, We Shall Overcome (1963) and Freedom is a Constant Struggle (1968), are reprinted here in a single edition. Sing for Freedom includes a major new introduction by the editors, as well as words and music to original songs from the Civil Rights movement. The book also offers documentary photographs and scores of firsthand accounts by participants in the movement.
About the Author
Guy and Candie Carawan are the authors of We Shall Overcome and Freedom Is a Constant Struggle. They have been associated with the Highlander Research and Education Center for more than forty years. Throughout the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s, the Carawans organized cultural workshops at Highlander and in the field, focused on civil rights, citizenship education in the Sea Islands, and coalfield and environmental organizing in Appalachia.