Marie Michael Library

Title

We Shall Overcome

Length

56 min.

File No

575

Format

VHS

Description

The song, "We Shall Overcome" is the most widely used song for social protest. This video explains its origins during slavery in the United States and how it has been adapted for a wide range of freedom protests. But this song is best recognized as being a crucial spiritual element for the Black Civil Rights movement in America. Narrated by Harry Belafonte. 1988.