The SNCC Freedom Singers: Songs of strength and courage that mobilized people to vote - News Summed Up

The SNCC Freedom Singers: Songs of strength and courage that mobilized people to vote


Freedom songs and freedom singing reached new heights during the Albany Movement. After talking with SNCC executive secretary James Forman, he formed the original SNCC Freedom Singers to sing movement songs to audiences across the nation. Seeger suggested The Freedom Singers as a touring group to the SNCC executive secretary James Forman as a way to fuel future campaigns. She spent a semester at Spelman College in Atlanta before joining SNCC’s newly-formed Freedom Singers in 1962. The Freedom Singers toured the country to raise money for SNCC projects in the Deep South.


Source: The Guardian July 03, 2022 13:03 UTC



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