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A Brief List of Material Relating to Freedom Songs of the Civil Rights Movement

Compiled by Archive of Folk Culture staff
Publication Date: August 29, 1974


Bikel, Theodore.
"Freedom Songs, From Egypt to Mississippi." Hootenanny, volume 1, number 2, March 1964, pp. 19, 64.

Carawan, Guy and Candie.
Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Songs of the Freedom Movement. New York: Oak Publications, 1968

We Shall Overcome. New York: Oak Publications, 1963

Clark, Sam
"Freedom Songs and the Folk Process." Sing Out!, volume 14, number 1, February-March 1964, pp. 13-14.

Dunson, Josh.
"Freedom Singing Gathering in the Heart of Dixie." Sing Out!, Volume 14, number 4, September 1964, pp. 34-35.

Greenway, John.
American Folksongs of Protest. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1953. Reprint edition, New York: Octagon Press, 1970. "Negro Songs of Protest," pp. 67-120.

Hille, Waldemar.
"Freedom Songs – Compared to – Union Songs." Et Tu, number 3, December 1964, pp. [1]-[3].

Lester Julius.
"Freedom Songs in the North." Broadside, number 42, March 30, 1964, pp. [13] – [14]

"The Freedom Singers." Broadside, number 52, November 20, 1964, pp. [7] – [8].

Schwartz, Josephine.
Songs for the March on Washington: August 28, 1963. N.p.: [1963]

Seeger, Peter.
"The Integration Battle: A 'Singing' Movement (Report from Greenwood, Mississippi)." Broadside, number 30, August 1963, p. [6].

Shelton, Robert.
"Singing for Freedom: Music in the Integration Movement." Sing Out!, volume 12, number 5, December-January 1962, pp. 4-7, 12-14, 16-17.

"Rights Theme Has a History of Integration." New York Times, Tuesday, July 23, 1963, p. 21.

Sherman, Robert.
"Sing a Song of Freedom." Saturday Review, September 28, 1963, pp. 65-67, 81.

Silber, Irwin.
"He Sings for Integration." Sing Out!, volume 10, number 2, Summer 1960, pp. 4-7.

Sit-In Songs. [New York]: Congress of Racial Equality, Inc., 1962.

Tennessee State University and Archives, Manuscript Section, Archives Division. Registers, number 6: Zilphia Horton Folk Music Collection. Nashville: Tennessee State Library and Archives, 1964.



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