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Guy Carawan dies at 87; brought 'We Shall Overcome' to civil rights movement

Guy Carawan dies at 87; brought 'We Shall Overcome' to civil rights movement

Folk singer Guy Carawan didn’t write “We Shall Overcome,” the galvanizing anthem of the civil rights movement that the Library of Congress called “the most powerful song of the 20th century.” In fact, its origins remain unclear.

But it was the Santa Monica-born Carawan who introduced the song to civil rights workers in the South in April 1960.

“During the next few months it was not a song,” legendary singer Pete Seeger said in a 2010 interview....

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