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Let Freedom Sing | Friday Documentary

American Center, Tržiště 13, Praha 1
Fee: Free

About the Event

Documentary (2009) telling story how music inspired the civil rights movement. They raised their voices in song against inequality and racism. They gave the civil rights movement its anthems and its soul. They were the singers and songwriters who fought for change and gave us songs like Blowin‘ in the Wind, Oh Freedom, People Get Ready, A Change is Gonna Come, Get Up Stand Up and We Shall Overcome.

Those songs and many others are at the core of this exclusive feature-length movie edition of Let Freedom Sing: How Music Inspired the Civil Rights Movement. There are dramatic first-person accounts by Mississippi Freedom Riders who sang to give themselves courage in the face of grave danger.

There are the songs from the 1963 March on Washington when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his „I have a Dream“ speech. And there are award-winning artists and musicians whose songs inspired a generation to take up the struggle for civil rights and human rights throught America and the world.

Screening in English.

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