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Freedom Singers perform "We Are Soldiers in the Army"

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Freedom Singers perform "We Are Soldiers in the Army"
Description
Music was essential to the African-American struggle for civil rights and equality. "We Are Soldiers in the Army" demonstrates how the Black American traditional song repertoire and older styles of singing were used to inspire and organize the Civil Rights Movement. The singers here remind us that the days of open discrimination and bigotry are not far behind us, and that "it's people's hearts we're trying to change now." The a cappella quartet features legendary civil rights activists and singers Rutha Harris, Charles Neblett, Bettie Mae Fikes, and Cordell Reagon. [Catalog No. - CFV10053; Copyright - 2006 Smithsonian Institution]
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3 min 47 sec
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Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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2011-06-21T14:24:28.000Z
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