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“We Shall Overcome” is an American folk song that has influenced American and world history like few others.

At different points in time it has served as a labor movement song, a civil rights song, a hymn, and a protest song and has long held strong individual and collective meaning for the African American community, in particular, and the American and world communities more generally.

VICTOR V. BOBETSKY is associate professor of music education and Director of the Teacher Education Program in Music at Hunter College of the City University of New York, as well as associate professor of urban education at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His research has appeared in the pages of Music Educators Journal, Teaching Music, Choral Journal and the European Music Educators Association Journal and his choral arrangements for school age voices are widely published and performed.

Contact the Reference Department for more information and to make your free reservations for this special presentation on Monday, July 17 at 2:00p. Please call 740/453.031, ext. 116 or 132