From its roots in the gospel singing tradition of African-American history “We Shall Overcome” has traveled on a journey around the world, providing inspiration and courage to people everywhere who struggle for justice, equality, and peace.
- Learn about its place in the epic marches and actions for civil rights of the 1950s and 60s.
- Explore this fascinating historical topic with deep relevance to our own turbulent times.
- Hear stories of activists’ determination as they faced violence and intimidation in the South.
- Follow the song as it travels to India, South Africa, Russia, and beyond, bringing its message of hope and strength to people around the planet.