10 powerful songs that inspired the civil rights movement

Mildred Europa Taylor February 05, 2019

Go Tell It On The Mountain

It is originally a Christmas Song for the African American but voting and women’s rights activist, Fannie Lou Hamer, used it to encourage thousands of African-Americans in Mississippi to become registered voters. At one point, Hamer and a group of African-Americans sang this song as they rode on a bus in their attempt to register to vote.


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