This is the book of freedom songs, songs that evolved since the 1963 March on Washington during the Civil Rights Movement. Singing these songs was an important aspect of the movement...people sang during deomonstrations and at mass meetings, in paddy wagons and jail cells, to bolster spiritus, to gain courage, and to bring people together. Every new chapter of the struggle produced its own songs. This book documents that process in song. Accompanied by stirring photographs of the time, this book originally published in 1968 resonants just as much today.