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Transcript of Freedom
Change has come
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Era
lifted from the African American spirituals songs,
helped to inspire and transform ordinary
black people and their multiracial allies into a moral and social force, commonly known as the Civil Rights Movement.
This movement, aided by the
changed the structure and character of American society that may never be equaled in importance. Moreover, the
unifying element in the Civil Rights Movement,
reminding people of what they are fighting for, while providing inspiration and
They looked so young, the four college students who sat down and ordered coffee at the Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C., on Feb. 1, 1960.
Fannie lou Hamer
We shall overcome
A change gonna come
What's going on?
I shall not be moved
Keep your eyes on the prize
From Black Spiritual to Civil Rights Movement Freedom Song: Illustrative Examples
Original Black Spiritual Civil Rights Movement Freedom Song
Woke up this morning with my mind stayed on Jesus . . . Woke up this morning with my mind stayed on freedom . . .
Don’t you let nobody turn you roun’ . . . Ain’t gonna let nobody turn me roun’ . . .
Go tell it on the mountain that Jesus Christ was born. . . . Go tell it on the mountain to let my people go. . . .
I shall not, I shall not be moved . . . We shall not, we shall not be moved . . .
Keep your hand on the plow, hold on. . . . Keep your eyes on the prize, hold on . . .
Over my head, I see Jesus in the air . . . Over my head, I see freedom in the air . . .
This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine . . . This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine . . .
Been in the storm so long . . . Been in the storm so long . . .
Oh freedom . . . Oh freedom . . .
Coretta Scot King
Prince Edward County, Virginia. Students demand re-opening of their schools which have been closed for years to prevent court-ordered integration. Closing the schools denied education to Blacks, but white children were given vouchers to attend segregated "private academies" taught by white public-school teachers.
People Get Ready
yes we can
keep hope alive
does it mean
to be free?
What was the
civil rights move
What are some of
Dr. Marva Collins
Dr. Patricia Bath
Dr. Mae Jemison
Dr. Guion Bluford
Justice Sonia Sotomayor
The Middle Passage
Elenora Fagen (Bille Holiday)