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We Shall Overcome

Congressional Leaders Join Hands In Moving Capitol Hill Moment

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

Congress had a strong moment of unity on Capitol Hill Tuesday. As captured by C-SPAN, a line of members joined hands during the singing of "We Shal...

Deep In My Heart

Troy Jackson | Posted 06.23.2014 | Religion
Troy Jackson

June 21st marked the fiftieth anniversary of the senseless slaughter and lynching of civil rights workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner during Freedom Summer in Mississippi.

The Little-Known Story of 'We Shall Overcome'

Peter Dreier | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The story of that song, which has became an international anthem for human rights, reveals the civil rights movement's remarkable and complex tapestry and its lasting influence.

As the World Turns

Paula Gordon | Posted 06.01.2012 | Business
Paula Gordon

SAG-AFTRA, one union, now stands where once there were a separate Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Actors. The labor movement is far from dead.

Rabbis, Rev. King And Revolution

Robyn Carolyn Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Robyn Carolyn Price

The sounds of Muslims and Christians in Tahrir Square praying and protesting echoes a transformational moment when Jewish rabbis risked their lives to protect Black Americans.

Honoring Guy Carawan

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Peter Dreier

Friends and fans of Guy Carawan will honor the legendary singer, folklorist, and activist whose arrangement of "We Shall Overcome" became the anthem of the American civil rights movement.

Pete Seeger Continues to Inspire "Tomorrow's Children"

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

91 year old Pete Seeger recently told a Rolling Stone journalist that his new album, Tomorrow's Children, is "the most inspiring thing I've ever done....

My white mom's Black history moment

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dedrick Muhammad

As we come to the end of this Black history month, I have decided to share some of the lessons taught to me by my first teacher on Black history and t...

Why Obama Will Not Have a 'We Shall Overcome' Moment on Gays

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John R. Bohrer

While the Obama administration blames their dallying on the press or the political situation, they should be reminded that that didn't stop Johnson.

Obama and the Berlin Wall

Lester Sloan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lester Sloan

Susan turned to me and said, "Obama's election was like the fall of the Berlin Wall." Given that she has three history degrees, including a Ph.D., I felt that she spoke with some authority.

What The Inauguration Means To Me

Robert D. Patterson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert D. Patterson

The significance of Obama's inauguration resides in the sweat, blood, and tears shed by our forefathers so that people of all races, creed, and gender could share in the American inheritance.