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2009-04-20T19:02:32.000Z
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Video Title:
Voices of the Civil Rights Movement - "Lord Hold My Hand While I Run This Race" [Official Audio]
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Listen to the official audio of "Lord Hold My Hand While I Run This Race" from the 1997 album 'Voices of the Civil Rights Movement: Black American Freedom Songs 1960-1966' on Smithsonian Folkways. This track features mass meeting participants recorded in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, in February 1964. Courtesy of Moses Moon. 'Voices of the Civil Rights Movement: Black American Freedom Songs 1960-1966' is available as 2xCD box set. Order on Smithsonian Folkways: https://folkways.si.edu/voices-of-the-civil-rights-movement-black-american-freedom-songs-1960-1966/african-american-music-documentary-struggle-protest/album/smithsonian This double-CD reissue documents a central aspect of the cultural environment of the Civil Rights Movement, acknowledging songs as the language that focused people's energy. These 43 tracks are a series of musical images, of a people in conversation about their determination to be free. Many of the songs were recorded live in mass meetings held in churches, where people from different life experiences, predominantly black, with a few white supporters, came together in a common struggle. These freedom songs draw from spirituals, gospel, rhythm and blues, football chants, blues and calypso forms. The enclosed booklet written by Bernice Johnson Reagon provides rare historic photographs along with the powerful story of African American musical culture and its role in the Civil Rights Movement. "The music of the spirit with the history of the flesh." — New York Daily News The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy (www.si.edu/copyright). Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time. ©2008 Smithsonian Institution
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2 min 47 sec
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music folk "Woody Guthrie" "Pete Seeger" Smithsonian Folkways old-time non-profit
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