RELIGION
11/25/2014 09:53 am ET

Clergy Sing Classic Freedom Song In The Aftermath Of Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

The morning after a Ferguson grand jury found no cause to indict officer Darren Wilson, clergy were out marching in the neighboring town of Clayton with the words of a classic freedom song on their lips.

Now going to let Bob McCulloch turn me around, clergy sing in Clayton. #mikebrown

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The song, "Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around," featured prominently in civil rights protests in the 1960s and 70s and rang with reminiscent potency on Tuesday given the fraught racial dimensions of Michael Brown's shooting.

St. Louis Post Dispatch's Lilly Fowler captured the scene and posted it in in a video on Instagram with the caption "Not going to let Bob McCulloch turn me around, clergy sing in Clayton. #mikebrown"

Fowler was referring to St. Louis Country Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch who brought Wilson's case before the grand jury.

The full lyrics of the song read:

Ain't gonna let nobody
Turn me around! Turn me around! Turn me around!
Ain't gonna let nobody turn me around
I'm gonna keep on a - walkin' keep on a - talkin'
Marchin' down to freedom's land!

Ain't gonna let injustice
Turn me around! Turn me around! Turn me around!
Ain't gonna let injustice turn me around
I'm gonna keep on a - walkin' keep on a - talkin'
Marchin' down to freedom's land!

Ain't gonna let segregation...
Ain't gonna let oppression...
Ain't gonna let your jail cells...
Ain't gonna let your violence...
Ain't gonna let nobody...

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