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AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Soundtrack for a Revolution
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02/08/2012
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The freedom songs of the American Civil Rights movement

 


SOUNDTRACK FOR A REVOLUTION

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THU 2/9/2011

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AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

Soundtrack for a Revolution

The story of the American civil rights movement is told through its powerful music -- the freedom songs that protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in police wagons, and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality. A unique mix of historical documentary and contemporary musical performance, the film features new performances by top artists including John Legend, Joss Stone, Wyclef Jean, and The Roots; riveting archival footage; and interviews with civil rights foot soldiers and leaders, including Congressman John Lewis, Harry Belafonte, Julian Bond, Andrew Young and dozens more.


 
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