LET FREEDOM SING: HOW MUSIC INSPIRED THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT (2009)
The film chronicles a musical and cultural past of those who cried out in song against inequality, poverty, war, and in support of workers, civil and human rights. From the beginnings of the Civil Rights Era to Watergate — creative pioneers in gospel, blues, R&B and pop brought music, medium and message together as never before, composing a soundtrack perfectly tuned to the tempo and pulse of its time. The film includes narrative of voices ranging from those of former Mississippi Freedom Riders who sang every day as they risked life and limb, to Grammy-winning artists and musicians who continue to pen inspired lyrics and songs capable of moving a nation, if not the world.
With 60 songs, including Billie Holiday, Mahalia Jackson, Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Pete Seeger, Curtis Mayfield, Sam Cooke, Public Enemy and much much more. (01:32:47)
Starrring: Louis Gossett Jr., Paul Breines, Catherine Brooks, and Ruth Brown