Everybody Says Freedom


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Everybody Says Freedom

A History of the Civil Rights Movement in Songs and Pictures

by Pete Seeger & Bob Reiser

Foreword by Jesse Jackson

From the Library Journal:

Taking its title from a song used in the American civil rights movement of the 1960s, this narrative scrapbook is illustrated with music and words to three dozen songs (“We Shall Overcome” is not among them). Profiles of 15 people active in the movement, anecdotes about many others, and a chronological outline/commentary on events from 1955 to 1968 are linked by the songs, which are presented as having one or two voice lines, usually, with chords suggested for harmony. The authors hope the songs will be sung as reminders of their past power and for use in the future as “brothers, sisters, all: climb Jacob’s Ladder,” with new words for new populist causes. For general collections.

– Bonnie Jo Dopp, Dist. of Columbia P.L.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

About the Authors:

Legendary folksinger and peace advocate Pete Seeger (1919-2014) issued approximately 100 records and wrote or worked on dozens of books, and collaborated on numerous radical songbooks and articles.

Bob Reiser is an author, playwright, and screenwriter. He lives in Easthampton, Massachusetts.

Jesse Jackson is a civil rights activist and Baptist minister. He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988 and served as “shadow senator” for the District of Columbia from 1991 to 1997.

Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

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Additional information

Weight 1.8 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 x 11 x 1 in


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