• Documentary
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Director: Jon Goodman
  • Writer: Colin Escott, Jon Goodman
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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 the songs that changed America. This DVD includes dramtic first-person accounts by the 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 throughout America and the world. Let Freedom Sing retells one of the greatest stories in American history in a dramatically new way. The performers include Aretha Franklin (Respect), James Brown (Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud), Pete Seeger (We Shall Overcome), Stevie Wonder (Heaven Help Us All), Marvin Gaye (What's Going On?), Curtis Mayfield (People Get Ready), and the Staple Singers (I'll Take You There). With never-before-seen historic footage and remarkable new interviews with Gladys Knight, Isaac Hayes, Chuck D, Andrew Young, and Mavis Staples, among many others!
  • Documentary
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Director: Jon Goodman
  • Writer: Colin Escott, Jon Goodman

  • Paul Breines
    Catherine Brooks
    Ruth Brown
    Jerry Butler
    Louis Cantor
    Chuck D.
    Ruby Dee
    Louis Gossett Jr.
    Isaac Hayes
    Onzie Horne
    Quincy Jones
    Gladys Knight
    Bernard Lafayette Jr.
    Pete Seeger
    Betsy Siggens

Watch Let Freedom Sing: How Music Inspired the Civil Rights Movement
  • (2009)

  • Documentary
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Director: Jon Goodman
  • Writer: Colin Escott, Jon Goodman

Synopsis

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 the songs that changed America. This DVD includes dramtic first-person accounts by the 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 throughout America and the world. Let Freedom Sing retells one of the greatest stories in American history in a dramatically new way. The performers include Aretha Franklin (Respect), James Brown (Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud), Pete Seeger (We Shall Overcome), Stevie Wonder (Heaven Help Us All), Marvin Gaye (What's Going On?), Curtis Mayfield (People Get Ready), and the Staple Singers (I'll Take You There). With never-before-seen historic footage and remarkable new interviews with Gladys Knight, Isaac Hayes, Chuck D, Andrew Young, and Mavis Staples, among many others!

Starring
  • Paul Breines
    Catherine Brooks
    Ruth Brown
    Jerry Butler
    Louis Cantor
    Chuck D.
    Ruby Dee
    Louis Gossett Jr.
    Isaac Hayes
    Onzie Horne
    Quincy Jones
    Gladys Knight
    Bernard Lafayette Jr.
    Pete Seeger
    Betsy Siggens