Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Soundtrack for a Revolution

On Saturday, January 26, at 7:30 p.m., there will be the showing of Soundtrack for a Revolution, a documentary that tells the story of the American civil rights movement through its powerful music -- the freedom songs which protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in police vans, and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality. It features new performances of the songs by top artists, plus interviews with civil rights leaders and grassroots activists, among them John Lewis, Harry Belafonte, Julian Bond, and Andrew Young.

Following the film-showing, there will be a discussion led by Donald ("The Soul Man") Hyman: teacher, playwright, performer, and musicologist.

This event – co-sponsored by Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace and Upper Hudson Peace Action – will take place in Channing Hall of the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany, located at 405 Washington Avenue (across the street from the downtown SUNY Albany campus).

Admission is free, and free refreshments will be provided by the Honest Weight Food Co-op. Everyone is welcome to attend.