Freedom in the Air: A Documentary on Albany, Georgia, 1961-1962 [Civil Rights, SNCC, Vinyl Record]

By: Carawan, Guy; Alan Lomax, producers; Rev. Ben Gay [Student Non-Violent Coordination Committee]

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Book Condition: Very Good


Catalog no. SNCC-101. Vinyl LP in original sleeve and inner sleeve. The disc is very good with a couple of quick pops here and there; the sleeve is good with splitting on the left edge, light edge wear, and a sticker ghost near the upper right corner of the cover image. A stirring and vivid documentary of the Albany Movement produced by SNCC. From the back of the sleeve: “In FREEDOM IN THE AIR the people of Albany, Georgia struggling to desegregate their community sing and speak their sentiments in an unusual document. The songs indicate how the old and the new generations have articulated their feelings and expression of protest, determination and hope. The slow-moving ‘long-meter’ hymns sing the patience and persistence of older people in innuendo used long ago when they dared not speak out. Defiance of young people is sharply worded in song often to contemporary gospel and rock and roll tunes. The movement to end segregation has bridged the cleavage between the generations and each generation in its own voice affirms a common purpose. The people hear their leaders speak as well as sing. The classic old sermon, ‘As the Eagle Stirreth Her Nest’ is preached with new social content that applies to Albany, Georgia. A real estate man states the social issues with eloquent logic. The voices of the student organizers ring out with passion and impatience. Saying and singing as they do on this record the people of Albany strengthen their morale while telling their story to all who would hear.”

Title: Freedom in the Air: A Documentary on Albany, Georgia, 1961-1962 [Civil Rights, SNCC, Vinyl Record]

Author Name: Carawan, Guy; Alan Lomax, producers; Rev. Ben Gay [Student Non-Violent Coordination Committee]

Categories: Civil Rights, Music, General, Radical Politics, Records, Spoken Word,

Publisher: Atlanta, GA, Student Non-Violent Coordination Committee: 1962

Binding: Vinyl Record

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Good

Seller ID: 3351