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We Shall Overcome, Someday

June 28th, 2015

Episode 1246 of 3777 episodes

We trace the history of one of most famous freedom songs, ‘We Shall Overcome’, a plea for justice which has been prominent at prayer vigils for victims of the recent Charleston shootings. How did a simple gospel song rise to become a world-wide Civil Rights anthem, described by the US Library of Congress as ‘one of the most powerful songs of the 20th century’?

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