We Shall Overcome: Essays On A Great American Song by Victor V. BobetskyWe Shall Overcome: Essays On A Great American Song by Victor V. Bobetsky

We Shall Overcome: Essays On A Great American Song

byVictor V. Bobetsky

Hardcover | December 23, 2014

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"We Shall Overcome" is an American folk song that has influenced American and world history like few others. At different points in time it has served as a labor movement song, a civil rights song, a hymn, and a protest song and has long held strong individual and collective meaning for the African-American community, in particular, and the American and world communities more generally.We Shall Overcome: Essays on a Great American Song, edited and compiled by Victor V. Bobetsky, comprises essays that explore the origins, history, and impact of this great American folk song. Inspired by a symposium of guest speakers and student choirs from the New York City Public Schools, chapters cover such critical matters as the song's ancestry, Pete Seeger's contribution to its popularization, the role played by the SNCC Freedom Singers in its adoption, the gospel origins and influences of the song, its adaptation by choral arrangers, its use as a teaching tool in the classroom, and its legacy among other freedom songs.We Shall Overcome: Essays on a Great American Song constitutes an invaluable resource for the music and music education community as well as for members of the general public interested in music, education, history and the civil rights movement. The book provides readers with a wide and unique spectrum of information about the song relevant to researchers and teachers.
Victor V. Bobetsky is associate professor of music education and Director of the Teacher Education Program in Music at Hunter College of the City University of New York, as well as associate professor of urban education at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His research has appeared in the pages of Music Educators ...
Title:We Shall Overcome: Essays On A Great American SongFormat:HardcoverDimensions:150 pages, 9.2 × 6.29 × 0.66 inPublished:December 23, 2014Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1442236027

ISBN - 13:9781442236028

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsChapter 1: The Complex Ancestry of "We Shall Overcome"Victor V. BobetskyChapter 2: A Folksong in Flight: Pete Seeger and the Genesis of "We Shall Overcome"Sam A. RosenthalChapter 3: The SNCC Freedom Singers: Ambassadors for Justice Deanna F. WeberChapter 4: The Missing Blue Note: Transmutation and Appropriation from the Gospel Lineage of "We Shall Overcome"Andrew AprileChapter 5: Analysis and History of Major Choral Arrangements of "We Shall Overcome"Christopher Flannery-McCoyChapter 6: "We Shall Overcome": A Symposium Victor V. BobetskyChapter 7: "No More Auction Block for Me" and "We Shall Overcome": Freedom Songs for the Middle School Music ClassroomBrooke Berry-Wolf Chapter 8: Beyond "We Shall Overcome:" The Lasting Legacy of Freedom SongsPatricia WoodardAppendix I: Concert ProgramAppendix II: Resources for Educators

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Victor V. Bobetsky has presented us with a valuable resource to be used not just in the music appreciation or general music classroom but in any class that seeks to provide a deeper understanding of the African-American civil rights movement and the song central to its conflict that has been used 'to inspire people around the world who struggle for peace and justice.'.. [The] book is a valuable resource for teachers in performance, music appreciation, or general music classrooms. The volume's many references and citations lead in a variety of directions that could provide a primary or secondary educator with substantial material to enrich their students' education.