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Arts and Humanities

Sing Out for Freedom

Music of the civil rights movement
Grade Levels:
60 minutes
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The Freedom Singers are one of the best known of the singing groups that traveled the U.S. in the 1950s and ’60s spreading the civil rights message. With full-bodied harmonic voices, they sang the songs of the civil rights movement, often stopping to tell about their personal experiences. This KET production includes highlights of the Freedom Singers’ 1993 concert in Louisville — inspirational gospel, call-to-action songs, and ballads, all sung a cappella. In interviews, group members talk about their experiences with the civil rights movement and nonviolent protest.

Program of Studies:
Music: Structure in the Arts, Humanity in the Arts, Processes in the Arts, Interrelationships Among the Arts

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The Freedom Singers were one of the best known of the singing groups that traveled the U.S. in the 1950s and '60s spreading the civil rights message. This 1993 KET production includes performances from a concert in Louisville and interview segments in which the singers talk about their experiences in the civil rights movement. Russellville resident Charles Neblett, a founding member and the group's manager, was also the first African American elected magistrate in Logan County.

Kentucky Academic Expectations

This program relates to the following Kentucky Academic Expectations.

Kentucky schools may tape and retain programs according to the rights listed above. For further information, contact the KET Education Division.

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