July 18, 2011 – Hour 1

We Shall Overcome.  I Woke Up This Morning With My Mind on Freedom.  Keep Your Eyes on the Prize.  The songs that served as the soundtrack of the Civil Rights Movement were more than just entertainment.  They were organizing tools that inspired and mobilized participants, and helped with outreach outside of the movement.

Today Lea Gilmore co-hosts a look at the intertwined history of music and social change.  We’ll be joined by:

Dr. Bernard Lafayette, a civil rights leader who worked with SNCC, SCLC, and AFSC

Gaye Adegbalola, a blues singer and activist


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Marc Steiner

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