Songs of freedom


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jeudi 10 mai 2012
par Me Esse

The lynching at Moore’s Ford

On July 25, 1946, a group of armed men pulled two black couples out of a farmer’s car, tied them to trees and shot them in three volleys of bullets so many times their bodies were barely recognizable. President Harry Truman sent the FBI to the area to investigate, but the agents were met with a (...)
jeudi 10 mai 2012
par Me Esse

Jim Crow Laws

From "Wikipedia" : The Jim Crow laws were state and local laws in the United States enacted between 1876 and 1965. They mandated de jure racial segregation in all public facilities in Southern states of the former Confederacy, with a supposedly "separate but equal" status for black Americans. (...)
jeudi 10 mai 2012
par Me Esse

Famous Gospel

Go Down Moses The song was made famous by Paul Robeson whose voice, deep and resonant as it was, was said by some to have attained the status of the voice of God. On February 7, 1958, the song was recorded in New York City, and sung by Louis Armstrong with Sy Oliver’s Orchestra. It was recorded (...)
jeudi 10 mai 2012
par Me Esse

The Glenn Miller Story

The film, directed by Anthony mann, was released in 1953. The leading actors were James Stewart, June Allyson and Louis Armstrong. Here is a trailer : Glenn Miller was a US composer, a trombonist and band leader. His popular compositions include Moonlight (...)

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