We Shall Overcome by Pete Seeger

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but AntonioM.Lopes was first  

We lost one of the great ones today.   1

moviedude1893 29 Jan 2014

#RIP   1

Lateman 28 Jan 2014

The power of this song, particularly this version, never fails to move me. We lost a real treasure when we lost Pete Seeger.

sallygray95 5 Mar 2014

Good night, Pete.

CorvusE 28 Jan 2014

#songsiwishiwrote We Shall Overcome had evloved over the first half of the 20th century. Although many people helped shaped the song, Pete Seeger help to popularize it and and changed and added lyrics to it. On the library of congress website they said "It was the most powerful song of the 20th century. It started out in church pews and picket lines, inspired one of the greatest freedom movements in U.S. history, and went on to topple governments and bring about reform all over the world. Word for word, the short, simple lyrics of "We Shall Overcome" might be some of the most influential words in the English language.

Ohow 10 Mar 2015

rest in peace great activist for civil rights and for peace   2

glimmer9 28 Jan 2014