(Dedicated in memory of the anchor character, the Rev. G. LaBron Smith, who plays the role of the pastor in this video. Rest In Victory)
This unique musical/theatrical documentary pays homage to the era of freedom and protest songs sung at marches throughout the Southeast and the nation. It features inspirational songs that later became musical standards in the pursuit of civil and human rights. Selections range from “Freedom Highway” by the Staple Singers to “A Change Is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke. Additionally it honors the music and heroes of the Civil Rights era both locally and nationally, including reverends Joseph Lowery, Abraham Woods and Martin Luther King Jr. What else? There's Jazz from Ensley’s Tuxedo Junction, storytellers, Negro spirituals, ballads and music sung during the Memphis Poor People’s March and in Birmingham. “You Don’t Know What I Could Have Been,” which is also a CD single available on-line, was written and performed in memory of the four young girls killed in the 1963 bombing of Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. Kevin P. Turner Director/Creator
University of Alabama at Birmingham Gospel Choir - Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center

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