In words, photographs, and music, Pete Seeger and Bob Reiser tell the story of the civil rights movement, building their narrative around the accounts of people involved and the songs that inspired their struggle. It documents the sit-ins, freedom rides, and marches that occurred along the long path to triumph in an uncertain age.
This narrative scrapbook collects forty songs and includes profiles of activists and a chronological outline of the extraordinary events from 1955 to 1968. It is a story of courage and resilience on the part of ordinary people. From This Little Light of Mine to We Shall Overcome, the music of the time was both encouragement and catharsis for those who struggled against adversity in an effort to change the world.
About the Author
Bob Reiser is an author, playwright, and screenwriter. He lives in Easthampton, Massachusetts.
Pete Seeger, the legendary folksinger, was deeply involved in the civil rights movement. He lives in Beacon, New York.
Michael Posluns has been writing about First Nations concerns since 1970. In 1973, he co-authored "The Fourth World: An Indian Reality" with George Manuel. He produced radio documentaries on the Long House Confederacy while working as an assistant editor of "Akwesasne Notes". In 1983, he co-authored "The First Nations and the Crown: A Study of a Trust Relationship" for the House of Commons Special Committee on Indian Self-Government. In 1986, he wrote "A Practical Guide to Indian Ontario", a portrait of traditional family life in three First nations cultures. In 1990, he edited "Songs for the People: Teachings on the Natural Way.", the writings of Art Solomon a Nishnawbe elder.