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We Shall Overcome: A Song That Changed the World

Cover of We Shall Overcome: A Song
by Stuart Stotts
illustrated by Terrance Cummings
2010

In clear, accessible language Stuart Stotts explores the roots of the tune and the lyrics in traditional African music and Christian hymns. He demonstrates the key role “We Shall Overcome” played in the civil rights, labor, and anti-war movements in America. And he traces the song’s transformation into an international anthem