Lest We Forget, Vol. 1: Movement Soul, Sounds of the Freedom Movement in the South, 1963-64

Various Artists FW05486 / FD 5486

Songs played a large role in the movement to close the racial divide in America during the 1960s, and prayers, chants, sermons, and shouts were also fundamental to this task. This album features clips of these cries for freedom heard across the southern states of Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and the District of Columbia. At voter registration rallies, in churches, at conferences or during mass meetings these words changed lives.

Year Released 1980
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1980 Folkways Records

Genre(s) African American Spoken; American History; Struggle & Protest
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) African American
Language(s) English
Subject(s) Protest songs; United States History; World history

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101 Songs, Sermons, Shouts, Prayers, Testimony n/a 21:04
201 Songs, Sermons, Shouts, Prayers, Testimony n/a 21:40
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