Let Freedom Sing: How Music Inspired the Civil Rights Movement
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Obama's success possible, told for the first time through the music that drove it and those who were there. Narrated by Louis Gosset Jr., interviews with Gladys Knight, Isaac Hayes, Chuck D, Andrew Young, Quincy Jones, Pete Seeger and more. Also features 29 performances, 10 top ten classic hits! Includes Respect, Change Is Gonna Come, People Get Ready, Fight the Power and What's Going On.
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I couldn't stop watching the documentary, it was so fascinating. The combination of autherntic material (e. g. TV footage), interviews and commentary is absolutely fantastic. I teach English for Advanced Learners, and part of our curriculum is the history of the African-Americans, a topic - so far away from what Germans "know", that it is always a challenged to really get the message of the Civil Rights Movement across. My students too were very impressed by the DVD. It is often hard to put yourself into another man's shoes, especially if your ethnic background is totally different. But "Let freedom" ring really gets under your skin - and let's you take a glimpse at the world it must have looked like for an African-American.
I can only recommend this DVD - and we defenitely need more of that kind!
See how music helped the movement not only reflected what was going on, but influenced the things that went on during that time.
Here the music of Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gay, Aretha Franklin, Issac Hayes, The Blind Boys of Alabama, James Brown and so many more. Here how they helped in the movement through the songs that they sang.
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Excellent way to learn about the Civil Rights Movement from a non traditional sense. I absolutely loved it!!!!Published 1 month ago by ShaToiya Hartwell
This DVD does not let freedom sing. On the contrary, all clips last nog loger than 30 secs.
Expectation 100% Outcome zero. Read more
Educational material for all ages. Reminds us all of our history and the contributions made by so many. Makes one want to sing and cry.Published on March 9, 2014 by Vonnie
The music truly reflected the events during the Civil Rights Movement from spirituals to contemporary genres. It was a great buy.Published on February 25, 2014 by Queen Akili
Let Freedom Sing, is the most helpful Historic Document DVD, ever produced. Thank you to everybody who helped produce this very educational document, so that future Americans can... Read morePublished on February 19, 2014 by Mr. Gilbert