Isaias Gamboa

Founder and President / We Shall Overcome Foundation

Isaias Gamboa is a 30-year career recording artist, award-winning music producer, songwriter, recording engineer, musician, and arranger. He has served as a voting member of the Grammy® organization and written more than 200 songs with Grammy® and multiple RIAA® Platinum and Gold awards to his credit. He is also a 37-year member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).

In 2016 he led a landmark class-action lawsuit that sought to free the civil rights anthem, “We Shall Overcome,” from the illegitimate control and exploitation of The Richmond Organization (TRO). This powerful music publishing company claimed control of the African American hymn for nearly 60 years. Isaias endured the brutal two-year court battle, and in January of 2018, TRO relinquished all rights to the song. He is now determined to right the wrongs of all publications and records concerning Louise Shropshire and her contribution to the civil rights movement.

Isaias Gamboa with film director, Lee Daniels
Isaias Gamboa in DC with Civil Rights Activist and Icon, Congressman John Lewis
Isaias Gamboa at Brazilian Children’s Home
Isaias Gamboa in Detroit with Congressman John Conyers
Isaias Gamboa with Civil Rights Hall of Fame icon, Rev. Otis Moss Jr.
Isaias Gamboa with We Shall Overcome Foundation volunteers in Salvador Bahia, Brazil
Isaias Gamboa with Bishop Bobby Hilton (President of National Action Network, Greater Cincinnati Chapter )
Isaias Gamboa with Andrew Young And Dr. Eric Abercrumbie
Isaias Gamboa at Hebrew Union College with Rabbi Dr, Gary Zola; Director, Lee Daniels; Richard “Dick” Weiland, Rev. Dr. CW Newsome, Rev. Otis Moss Jr., Gold Medal Olympian Harrison Dillard and Rev. Jim Vickers
Isaias Gamboa with Lay Sisters of Brazilian Orphanage in Bahia, Brazil
Isaias Gamboa in Cleveland with legendary Olympian, Harrison Dillard
Isaias Gamboa at Arms of God orphan school in Salvador Bahia, Brazil

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