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Candie Anderson Carawan, a civil rights singer, was an exchange student at Fisk University who took part in the 1960 sit-ins in Nashville.

"It was one of the first instances where large numbers of students went behind bars, and we found that singing was truly good for the spirit.... Alone in a cell and only in sound's reach of the other students, the music offered a bond of friendship and support."

—Candie Anderson Carawan, We Shall Overcome!

Songs for the Southern Freedom Movement Compiled by Gus and Candie Carawan

for the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (1963)

They Go Wild over Me


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