Paper on Freedom Songs by CBMR Friend/Member, Arlene Dunn, (2013). Written for a class project at Oberlin College and Conservatory, MHST290: Introduction to African American Music, taught by Professor Fredara Mareva Hadley, another CBMR friend.
In her essay, Ms. Dunn connects traditional slave songs and freedom songs sung during the Civil Rights movement, noting how many of the earlier songs were re-purposed by simply changing some of the words.
The paper includes photographs and Spotify playlists, so you can listen to the music while you read.
Thanks to Larry Dunn for posting the link on Facebook!