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Washington University Film & Media Archive

We Shall Overcome

We Shall Overcome was produced for PBS by Ginger Group Film Productions. This film chronicled the history of the song that was originally an old slave spiritual and became the anthem of the civil rights movement both nationally and internationally. Includes footage and interviews with Harry Belafonte, Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Taj Mahal, Peter, Paul & Mary, and the Freedom Singers. Blackside purchased the materials and elements for the film in 1989, and they are now housed in the Film and Media Archive.