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Sing Out for Freedom

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.

Grade Levels: 7-12
Resource Type: Video