"Even as we were thrown in jail someone would sing a song," recalls Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) in this history of the civil-rights movement and its freedom music, featuring potent performances by John Legend, the Roots, Wyclef Jean, Angie Stone, Joss Stone.
By American Experience
Watch War Letters on American Experience. Bringing you letters from the Revolutionary War to the Persian Gulf War. Bringing to life eyewitnessaccounts of famous battles, intimate declarations of love and longing, letters written just moments before the writer was killed, and the heartbreaking "Dear John" leters from home. Airs May 31, 2011
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