We Shall Overcome
A Song That Changed the World
“We Shall Overcome” isn’t a complicated piece of music. The first verse has only twenty-two words, most of them repeated. The melody is straightforward. The chords are basic. Yet the song has had a profound effect on people throughout the United States—and the world.
Author’s note, bibliography, source notes, index.
Praise For We Shall Overcome: A Song That Changed the World…
"From the informative black-and-white photographs to the solid back matter to the CD sung by Pete Seeger, it is a complete package."—Booklist
"A fitting celebration of a song that has helped to create a better world."—Kirkus Reviews
Clarion Books, 9780547182100, 80pp.
Publication Date: January 18, 2010
About the Author
Stuart Stotts is a singer, songwriter, storyteller, and author. He performs regularly throughout the Midwest and is a frequent presenter at conferences and workshops for teachers, parents, and librarians. We Shall Overcome is his first book with Clarion; his three previous books focus on Wisconsin lore and history. He and his family live just outside Madison, Wisconsin.