Black People : Question about music of the civil rights movement

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  1. 101N

    101N New Member MEMBER

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    Hello everybody!

    This is my first post here and I wasn't exactly sure where to put it but I'm hoping you guys can help me with something.

    My friend recently showed me this video on youtube...

    youtube.com/watch?v=ReRY_mZe8dw

    and I was wondering if anyone else knows any songs like this that were instrumental in the black civil rights movement.

    Thanks!!
     
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    You would have to view many of the documentaries of the time

    Eyes on the Prize Pt. I & II

    The Rise and Fall of 'Jim Crow'

    Just to name a few



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    The Negro National Anthem,
    the protest music of Odetta,
    and Leon Gibbs and Oscar Brown Jr.
    Nina Simone, "Mississipi God ****",
    Archie Shepp, "Things Gotta Change"
    Rhassan Roland Kirk, "Inflated Tear"

    These may not have been the songs played or sung in the south in regards to that event but these are the ones I remember as a child that were prominent in NYC, during that time
     
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    In 1963 "Oh Freedom" a song used doing the march on washington for jobs and freedom.

    1960 " Keep your eyez on the prize" sung doing the times in Greensboro, North Carolina.

    1965 "We shall not be moved" sung doing the march from Selma to Montgomery

    we shall overcome

    This little light of mine

    I been in the storm so long

    Freedom Train

    Somebody calling my Name

    99 1/2 wont do'

    All these was songs doing the Movement for freedom / rights to vote / equality /for jobs....
     
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    5 of our most powerful and strongest songs of the movement !


    1. We shall Over Come
    is the most iconic songs of the Civil Rights Movement. Just the mention of it
    evokes images of men and women standing tall against a barrage of police dogs and fire hoses.

    2.Keep Your Eyes on the Prize
    “Keep Your Eyes on the Prize” is another song strongly associated with the Civil Rights Movement
    lyrics was written in 1956 by Alice Wine


    3. We Shall Not Be Moved
    This spiritual, turned into a Union protest song during the coal strikes of the early 20th century,
    “We Shall Not Be Moved” (sometimes “I Shall Not Be Moved”) perfectly states the feelings of the
    men and women standing up for their rights, one that is still greatly song today
    and I shall not be moved .....


    4. Oh Freedom
    At the 1963 March on Washington, it became a call to all to rise up.
    “Before I’d be a slave/ I’d be buried in my grave”
    was a sentiment echoed throughout America by: Odetta
    and the heart & soul of african americans heard and responded


    5. Freedom Train
    This song was of 1964 doing blacks power up and get on board the train when sung by:
    Sam Block in Jackson, Mississippi doing the movement as one of Mississippi's great
    who stood up for freedom and activities of the movement in the south this song was
    base on the hymn of "OLD SHIP OF ZION" and the UNION TRAIN .....Powerful lyrics
    with his unique style, between lyrics he preach and analyzing movement activities.








     
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