Recruiting R&B for the Movement - from the Re:Defining Black History episode by State of the Re:Union published on 2014/02/06 16:41:19 +0000 Certain songs are forever linked to the Civil Rights Movement. “We Shall Overcome,” “Oh Freedom,” even spirituals like “This Little Light of Mine,” bring to mind images of the sit-ins, street protests, the 1968 March on Washington… This music has become iconic, a soundtrack to the era. But the music of the movement went far beyond those staples. It turns out folk songs and gospel music didn’t resonate with every audience the movement wanted to reach. In this story, SOTRU looks at how the Civil Rights activists deployed some surprising music in service of the movement.