We Shall Overcome isn t a complicated piece of music. The first verse has only twenty-two words, most of them repeated. The melody is straightforward. The chords are basic. Yet the song has had a profound effect on people throughout the United States and the world.
"From the informative black-and-white photographs to the solid back matter to the CD sung by Pete Seeger, it is a complete package."—Booklist
"A fitting celebration of a song that has helped to create a better world."—Kirkus Reviews"A thoughtful examination of a song that, as Stotts writes, 'seems to tap into our deepest emotions.'—Publishers Weekly