Harvey response

The Civil Rights Movement was at the center of America in the 50’s and 60’s/ This movement significantly helped mold and shape modern black christianity. Christianity was at the forefront of the movement and some of the ideologies from the bible and Richard Gregg and Ghandi helped Martin Luther King Jr. keep his peace. Because of these two things (christianity and the movement), they influenced each other so much that it even reflected onto gospel music. The song, “We Shall Overcome,” is a prime example of this. I grew up hearing this song a lot, especially during black history month in February. Here is a video of Mahalia Jackson singing “We Shall Overcome.”

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