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Music: We Shall Overcome

Picture of Music: We Shall Overcome Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. Vocalist Joan Baez. U.S. Information Agency. Press and Publications Service

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Joan Baez performs "We Shall Overcome" at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in Washington D.C. on August 28, 1963.

"We Shall Overcome" is a gospel song which became a protest song and a key anthem of the Civil Rights Movement. The song is most commonly attributed as being lyrically descended from "I'll Overcome Some Day", a hymn by Charles Albert Tindley that was first published in 1900.

Lyrics

We shall overcome
We shall overcome
We shall overcome, some day
Oh, deep in my heart
I do believe
We shall overcome, some day
We'll walk hand in hand
We'll walk hand in hand
We'll walk hand in hand, some day
Oh, deep in my heart
We shall live in peace
We shall live in peace
We shall live in peace, some day
Oh, deep in my heart
We shall all be free
We shall all be free
We shall all be free, some day
Oh, deep in my heart
We are not afraid
We are not afraid
We are not afraid, TODAY
Oh, deep in my heart
We shall overcome
We shall overcome
We shall overcome, some day
Oh, deep in my heart
I do believe
We shall overcome, some day

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