Tag Archives: civil rights

Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around

TITLE: Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around AUTHOR: unknown CATEGORY: Traditional, Public Domain KEYWORDS: Civil Rights, freedom EARLIEST PRINTED OR RECORDED REFERENCE: Recording: Dixie Jubilee Singers, May 30/June 1924. Print: Clarence Cameron White, 1927, Forty Negro Spirituals, Theodore Presser Co. Philadelphia. HISTORICAL REFERENCES: This old spiritual was first introduced in Albany (Georgia) by Reverend Ralph Abernathy read more »

This Little Light of Mine

 TITLE: This Little Light of Mine AUTHOR: Harry Dixon Loes CATEGORY: Author Known, Public Domain KEYWORDS: Civil Rights, Religious EARLIEST PRINTED OR RECORDED REFERENCE: The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip This Little Light of Mine was written in the 1920s as a song for children by a white northern pastor/music teacher, Harry Dixon Loes. read more »

We Shall Not Be Moved (Civil Rights Version)

TITLE: We Shall Not Be Moved AUTHOR: Alfred H. Ackley, modified by the civil rights movement in the 1960s. CATEGORY: Public Domain, Debated EARLIEST DATE: 1906 (Ackley, “Hymns for His Praise No. 2”) KEYWORDS: freedom, protest, floatingverses, nonballad HISTORICAL REFERENCE: Civil Rights Movement in the United States 1950s and 1960s. “We Shall Not Be Moved” read more »

I’m Gonna Sit at the Welcome Table (Civil Rights Version)

TITLE: I’m Gonna Sit at the Freedom Table AUTHOR: unknown CATEGORY: Author Unknown, Public Domain KEYWORDS: song, freedom, woolworth counter, civil rights EARLIEST DATE: 1922 Florida Normal Quartet, “The Welcome Table” (OKeh 40079, 1924; rec. 1922)—Amazon MP3 HISTORICAL REFERENCES: Used extensively in protests during the civil rights movement of the early 1960s. It is adapted read more »