WNEW's Story of Selma

WNEW's Story of Selma

Various Artists FW05595 / FH 5595

Starting with 3200 people in Selma, Alabama and ending in Montgomery, Alabama with 25,000, the Selma-to-Montgomery March is considered to have "...represented the political and emotional peak of the modern civil rights movement." For some, "...the best and most lasting evidence of [the spirit of the event] was to be found in the songs that evolved from the march." This collection of songs was compiled by Pete Seeger, Len Chandler, and the Freedom Voices. It represents one of the most powerful tools behind this movement-song.

Year Released 1965
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1965 Folkways Records
Genre(s) African American Spoken; American History; Struggle & Protest
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) African American; Anglo-American
Instrument(s) Guitar
Language(s) English
Subject(s) Folksong revival; Instructional; Protest songs; Spoken word; United States History
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101 Hold On (Keep Your Eyes on the Prize) The Freedom Voices with Pete Seeger 2:55
102 We've Got a Rope That's a Berlin Wall The Freedom Voices 2:10
103 I Love Everybody The Freedom Voices with Pete Seeger 3:32
104 Pick 'Em Up and Lay 'Em Down The Freedom Voices with Len Chandler 3:27
105 If You Want to Get Your Freedom The Freedom Voices with Pete Seeger 1:05
106 Yankee Doodle (Wallace Said We Couldn't March) The Freedom Voices with Len Chandler 0:41
107 Oh, Wallace The Freedom Voices with Pete Seeger 2:52
108 Which Side Are You On? (Civil Rights Version) The Freedom Voices with Len Chandler 4:21
201 Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Round The Freedom Voices with Pete Seeger 1:30
202 Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round (chorus) The Freedom Voices 4:34
203 Do What the Spirits Say Do The Freedom Voices with Len Chandler 2:26
204 Do What the Spirits Say Do (at Montgomery) The Freedom Voices with Len Chandler 5:14
205 Freedom Now Chant Len Chandler and Pete Seeger 1:33
206 Murder on the Roads of Alabama Len Chandler 4:02
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