We Shall Overcome: Raising Our Voices Together explores the meaning of the classic protest song through music and mindful history, personal insights, poetry and performance. Using a combination of documentary, creative expression and reflection, the program delves into the power of this song in the past and its lasting power as an anthem for today and for the future.
As the pandemic and protest continue to impact the entire world, the song’s messages resonate – unity, determination, racial justice, hope, overcoming adversity – speaking to our common struggles and inspiring us to work together to overcome.
This program is available to the entire community at no charge. Enjoy it on your own, share with your family and faith-based communities, and/or use it in discussions, meetings or trainings.
We Shall Overcome: Raising Our Voices Together - Video Program
We Shall Overcome: Raising Our Voices Together premiered February 24, 2021, an interdisciplinary collaboration between LCC Performing Arts, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the History and English programs, and Media Services faculty and staff, with participation of students and staff from across the college. A new version of “We Shall Overcome” was commissioned for this program, composed by Anthony Feimster Jr. and performed by the LCC Virtual Choir made up of LCC students, faculty, staff and board members. The program was honored with a 2021 Gold Telly Award in the Social Justice category.