10 powerful songs that inspired the civil rights movement

Mildred Europa Taylor February 05, 2019

This Little Light of Mine

It was an anthem of the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Seen as a song of personal empowerment, American voting and women’s rights activist, Fannie Lou Hamer, used it to encourage some members of the black community as they rode on their bus to attempt to register to vote.

Last Edited by:Victor Ativie Updated: March 30, 2020


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