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    Posted January 16, 2010 by
    ChrisMorrow
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    san diego, California
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    Assignment
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Revisiting civil rights history

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    The Voice of the Civil Rights

     

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    Mavis Staples was the Voice of the Civil Rights Movement! Sang Freedom songs before Dr. Martin Luther King would speak and for the marches. Mavis talks about her experiences with Dr. Martin Luther King and shares one of her favorite memories of him. Mavis also talks about the tragedy in Haiti and sings her song 'Have a LIttle Faith'. Check out the video of this beautiful everyday hero & music legend Mavis Staples.

     

    Video by Chris Morrow at Anthology in San Diego.

     

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