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Soundtrack for a Revolution: American Experience Previous Broadcasts

Episode #2310H

KQED 9: Mon, May 9, 2011 -- 10:00 PM

This documentary tells the story of the American civil rights movement through its powerful music - the freedom songs protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in paddy wagons and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality. The music enabled African-Americans to sing words they could not say and it was crucial in helping protesters as they faced down brutal aggression with dignity and non-violence. The infectious energy of the songs swept people up and empowered them to fight for their rights. This doc is a blend of heart-wrenching interviews, dramatic images and contemporary performances by top artists, including John Legend, Joss Stone, Wyclef Jean and The Roots.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, May 16, 2011 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Sun, May 15, 2011 -- 8:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Wed, May 11, 2011 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Tue, May 10, 2011 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, May 10, 2011 -- 4:00 AM
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