Monday, January 29, 2018

We Shall Overcome

NPR’s All Things Considered has a report about the song We Shall Overcome, emblemamtic of the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Isaias Gamboa, author of a 2012 book We Shall Overcome, filed a civil suit to establish that the song had been sung by many before the copyright was granted in 1963. The song is now stripped of copyright and is in the public domain. 2 min, 7 sec, transcript available.