Black History Month 2019 February 05, 2019 at 01:00 pm

10 powerful songs that inspired the civil rights movement

Mildred Europa Taylor | Head of Content

Mildred Europa Taylor February 05, 2019 at 01:00 pm

February 05, 2019 at 01:00 pm | Black History Month 2019

Oh Freedom

It was a song of hope for slaves and was inspired by the Igbo tribesmen from Nigeria who chose to be dead than serve as slaves. Sang also by black soldiers during the Civil War, Oh Freedom became an anthem of the civil rights movement in the 1960s, especially when Joan Baez provided her own rendition.

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