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ACTIVIST SONGS
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TitleComposerVoicingAccompanimentDifficulty LevelOrdering InfoAdditional InfoRecording
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Street/Sing Along SongsComposerVoicingAccompanimentDifficulty LevelOrdering infoAdditional InfoRecording
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Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Aroundcivil rights song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPuBGcng6Tw
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Bambelela (Never Give Up)African AIDS songanybodyGIA G-6309
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icw3HaBZOzw
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Come and Go With Me to That Land
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Freedom Is ComingTraditionalSATBCollected by Anders Nyberg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjNWgw-IrPg
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How Do You Feel About Freedom?Washington Sistersany voice
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I Will Be Your Standing Stone Melanie DeMoreanybody
"Women's Voices Rising" at GALA Festival 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpMW8-Nx4T0
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I Woke Up This Morning With My Mind on Freedom
civil rights song, arr. Bernice J Reagon
SATB
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I'm Gon' StandBernice Johnson Reagonanybody
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Libana ChantsVariousLibanahttp://www.libana.com
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Justice Choir SongbookVarious - Creative Commons licenseallvariousvariousmay perform free - www.justicechoir.org/songbookwww.JusticeChoir.org
many recordings on the Justice Choir Website
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Keep Your Eyes on the Prizecivil rights song
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Never Turning BackPat HumphriesEmma’s Revolution
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPwRnS7ZEA0
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One Foot/Lead with LoveMelanie DeMoreanybodyeasy to teach
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9w22S8foSbk
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Peace, Salaam, ShalomPat HumphriesanybodyEmma’s Revolution
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Singing For Our LivesHolly Nearanybody(Gentle, Angry People)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUAoyE0DFBw&t=16s
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This Land is Your LandWoody Guthrie
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We Are The OnesGerri Ravyn Stanfieldanybodyravenredd@hotmail.com
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We Shall Not be Movedcivil rights song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmkoQXyj_NY
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We Shall Not Give Up the FightSo. African Protest Songanybodyhttps://youtu.be/HRCg5cId4TE
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We Have Started a Songarr Jane Ramsyer Miller (at GALA 2016 closing)anybodysimple mashup of "We Shall Overcome", Singing for our Lives and new song
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We Shall Overcomecivil rights songBased on work by Tindley/Simmons
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Which Side Are You Onecivil rights song
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Choral ScoresComposerVoicingAccompanimentDifficulty LevelOrdering infoAdditional InfoRecording
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1000 GrandmothersHolly Near, arr. JD MooreSSAApianoYelton Rhodes Music
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAU4XkMAo0Y
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A Small But Fateful VictoryRoger BourlandSSAAYelton Rhodes Music
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeonYfKeakY
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Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Aroundcivil rights song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPuBGcng6Tw
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Ain't No Turning Back On This Road
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All in the Same Boat Now
Judit Walls Freeman & Byron Walls
SATB
http://WWW.SANTIAMMUSIC.COM
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All You Need Is Love
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An Exhortation
David Conte's setting of Barak Obama speech
SSAA, SATB, TTBB
published
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zd8L0iC6Zns
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AnthemCraig CarnahanSSAA, TTBB, SATBOrch/piano
www.http://craigcarnahan.com/
mash-up of "We Shall Overcome" and Holly Near's "We Are a Gentle Angry People
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At the Same TimeAnne Hampton CallawayPublished
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Bayard Rustin: The Man Behind the DreamSteve MilloySATBpiano, bass, drums, winds
Order: smilloy738@aol.com
14 movements for SATB chorus, soloists and story-tellers. Tells the story of gay, AA civil rights activist Bayard Rustin.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVHG9KWZKJg&list=PLDsZFo9QL4JjJAxFqRGT-QqtveX3PoI6H
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Be Not AfraidMendelssohnSATBpiano, orchestraPublished
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Born This WayLady Gaga and Jeppe LaursenvariousPublished
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Born This WayLady Gaga and Jeppe Laursen
SSAA by Steve Milloy
Order: smilloy738@aol.com
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Bridge Over Troubled WaterPaul SimonSATBpianoPublished
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Children Will ListenStephen Sondheim, arr Brymer
SATB, SSAA, TTBB
Published
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Dancing In The Streets (Street Dance)Catharine DaltonSATBhttp://www.catherinedalton.net/works/street-dance
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De Coloresarr. Nancy GrundahlSATBpiano
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Do You Hear The People SingSATB, TTBBpianoPublished
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Don't Bend DownStephen HatfieldSATBwww.jwpepper.com/Don%27t-Bend-down/3295130.item#.WK48dzsrJPY","Published")
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBbfLPAIEz8
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Ella's Song (we who believe in Freedom cannot rest)Bernice Johnson ReagonSSAA or SATBPublished
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6Uus--gFrc
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Everything PossibleFred SmallSSAA, SATB, TTBBhttps://www.jwpepper.com/10947155.item#/submitarr. Willi Zwozdesky
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Eyes on the Prize (Hold On)arr. J David MooreSSAA, SATBhttps://www.jdavidmoore.net/works
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xLD4bVZZlc
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FreedomTret Fure
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Freedom Is ComingTraditionalCollected by Anders Nyberg, published
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Fired UpHolly Near, arr. J. David MooreSSAAYelton Rhodes Music
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GlacierJohn Grant
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfiruFpgr40
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HallelujahLeonard Cohenmany
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYCHAis3K8k
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Hate is Not a Family ValueGinger StarlingSSAA, SATBYelton Rhodes Music
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Help SomebodySusan Werner, arr. Steve Milloy
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HomePhillip Phillips
SSA, SATB, TTBB
guitar, bassPublished
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HopeYsaye BarnwellSATBPublishedsimple 4 part, great message, published
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I am WillingHolly Near, arr. Steve Milloy SSAA, SATB
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I Ain't AfraidHolly Near, Arr MilloySATB, SSAAYelton Rhodes Music
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I Don't Feel No Ways TiredMoira Smiley
Sue Coffee has an arrangement
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I Feel Like Going OnAfrican American SpiritualSSAA, TTBBarranged by Ysaye M. Barnwell
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I Lux BeatissimaHoward HelveyPublished
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I Still Have a Dream
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I Woke Up This Morning With My Mind On Freedom African American Spiritual, Civil Rights song, unauthored
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I Won't Give UpJason MrazPublished
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ImagineJohn Lennonall voicesmany published options
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In Times Like TheseMavis Staples, arr. J. David Mooreall voices
https://www.jdavidmoore.net/works
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Iraqi Peace SongTrad. arr. Lori TennehouseSSAA
Santa Barbara Music Publishing
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It Is the SongCraig CarnahanSATB
www.http://craigcarnahan.com/
manuscript
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Lean on Me/We Shall OvercomeBill Withers, trad. arr. Mark Hayes
SSAA, SATB, TTBB
JW Pepper
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Let My Love Be HeardJake RunesteadSATBhttps://jakerunestad.com/self-published
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Libana ChantsVarioushttps://www.libana.com/Libana
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Libera Me (from Requiem) unaccompanied sectionGiuseppe VerdiSATB, sop solo
PD score here
adaptable for TTBB
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=js8Jf1XsUi4
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Lift Every Voice And SingJames Weldon & Rosemond JohnsonSATBpianosmilloy738@aol.comarr. by Steve Milloy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faDC3R1R0cc&index=5&list=PLDsZFo9QL4JjJAxFqRGT-QqtveX3PoI6H
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Lightfrom Next To Normal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVuwIBvu-N0
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Love's In Need of Love TodayStevie WonderSSAA, SATB
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Mad World - Tears for FearsTTBB?John Q has an arrangement
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Make Them Hear Youynn Ahrens & Steven FlahertySSAA, SATB, TTBBpianoPublished
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9l27PyBk8Cg
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Music Makers, Dreamer of DreamsChristopher AspaasSATB, TTBBpiano
http://www.aspenhillmusic.com/search/node/music%20makers
manuscript
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Never EverRobert SeeleyTTBBpiano or orchfrom Naked Man
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Not in Our TownFred Small. Arr. Kevin RobisonSATB, TTBBGlacier
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On The Turning AwayDave Gilmour arr Joan Szymko
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HyR084LkqY&feature=youtu.be
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Our PhoenixMari Esabel ValverdeSATBpiano, trumpetMari Esabel Valverdemanuscript
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One DayMatisyahuSSAA, SATBJamie Serafi
http://jamieseraficomposer.com/
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Peace CanonPam Chappell
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GW-0SY4dUMM
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Peace Like A Riversimple melody or arr by Gwyneth Walker, or Joan Szymko for SSAAa cappella,
SATB
Published
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Philadelphia Freedom
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Prayer of the ChildrenKurt BestorSSAA, SATB, TTBBPublished
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Prayer of the ChildrenYsaye BarnwellSATBpublished
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Red State Blues
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Rise Above the WallsGreg GilpinSSAA, SATB, TTBBPublished
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Set Us FreeElise Witt
SSAA, SATB, TTBB
http://elisewitt.com/web/product/set-us-free/
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Seven Last Words of the UnarmedJoel ThompsonTTBB, soloistpiano or orch
https://sevenlastwords.org/
https://sevenlastwords.org/https://sevenlastwords.org/
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Shed Little Light (tribute to MLK)James Taylor, arr. J David MooreSATBpiano
https://www.jdavidmoore.net/works
manuscript
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SIGNS: Voices from the Women's MarchRuth HuberSSAA
ruthsong@blueneptune.com
self-published, score and rehearsal tracks available
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Singing For Our LivesHolly Nearany(Gentle, Angry People)
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Siyahamba UnauthoredvariousCollected by Anders Nyberg, published
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Stand By MeBen E. King, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stollervarious
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Step By StepJ. David MooreSSAAUnited mine workers song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnRlNfpCt8o
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