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Freedom Song: Young Voices and the Struggle for Civil Rights

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Melding memorable music and inspiring history, Freedom Song presents a fresh perspective on the civil rights movement by showing how songs of hope, faith, and freedom strengthened the movement and served as its voice. In this eye-opening account, you’ll discover how churches and other groups--from the SNCC Freedom Singers to the Chicago Children’s Choir--transformed music ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published December 1st 2008 by Chicago Review Press (first published January 1st 2008)
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Abby Johnson
Jan 03, 2009 Abby Johnson rated it really liked it
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This information-packed book examines the civil rights movement through its music. From spirituals to gospel to jazz to folk protest music, Freedom Song provides lyrics and information about songs that inspired, motivated, and educated people. An accompanying CD from the Chicago Children's Choir contains recordings of 18 of the songs discussed in the book. An index, appendix, and extensive list of resources make this a great source for research and classroom use.

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Mell
Detailed history of the American Civil Rights Movement and some basics on more modern issues like Apartheid. Includes a music CD. The Children's Choir sings very formal, traditional versions of the well known freedom songs. While stylistically superb, the musical numbers don't sound much like the traditional folk and church styles of the original songs.
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