shop by
Category
items
0 

Freedom Song : Young Voices and the Struggle for Civil Rights (Paperback)

Author: Turck, Mary C.

Customer Reviews   Write a Review

Be the first to review this item and earn 25 Rakuten Super Points™

Product Overview

Melding memorable music and inspiring history, Freedom Song presents a fresh perspective on the civil rights movement by showing how songs of hope, faith, and freedom strengthened the movement and served as its voice. In this eye-opening account, you?ll discover how churches and other groups--from the SNCC Freedom Singers to the Chicago Children?s Choir--transformed music both religious and secular into electrifying anthems that furthered the struggle for civil rights.

From rallies to marches to mass meetings, music was ever-present in the movement. People sang songs to give themselves courage and determination, to spread their message to others, to console each other as they sat in jail. The music they shared took many different forms, including traditional spirituals once sung by slaves, jazz and blues music, and gospel, folk, and pop songs.Freedom Song explores in detail the galvanizing roles of numerous songs, including Lift Every Voice and Sing,? The Battle of Jericho,? Wade in the Water,? and We Shall Overcome.?

As Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., and many others took a stand against prejudice and segregation, a Chicago minister named Chris Moore started a children?s choir that embraced the spirit of the civil rights movement and brought young people of different races together, young people who lent their voices to support African Americans struggling for racial equality. More than 50 years later, the Chicago Children?s Choir continues its commitment to freedom and justice. An accompanying CD, Songs on the Road to Freedom, features the CCC performing the songs discussed throughout the book.

Specifications

Publisher Chicago Review Pr
Mfg Part# 9781556527739
SKU 208462208
Format Paperback
ISBN10 155652773X
Release Date 12/1/2008
Product Attributes
eBooks Kobo
Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 11
Number of Pages 0146
Publisher Chicago Review Press
loading
Sold Out
Sorry, you missed the deal!
This product is currently not available.
ADVERTISEMENT
Promotions & Offers (1)
  •  custom promo
    5% Back* Sitewide with Promo Code Rewardme *See page for details
Buy From Other Sellers (0)
kobo
  • Take your library with you wherever you go
  • Use the device you want to use… smartphone, desktop and many of today’s most popular eReaders

WHY KOBO?

We love the Kobo eReading service… and we know you will too. We’ve partnered with them to bring you the most flexible, enjoyable eReading experience in the U.S.

SHOPPING ON KOBO

You’ll be asked to sign in or create a new account with Kobo. Once you do, you’ll immediately get access to millions of titles and be ready to start eReading. Anytime. Anyplace.

continue to kobo
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT