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“WE SHALL OVERCOME” IS FREE!
It is with great joy and humility that the We Shall Overcome Foundation can declare the following:
Born of the African-American Church from the blood, sweat and tears of a suffering and oppressed people, this sacred anthem of freedom, resistance, and protest has been returned to a world in desperate need of its divine power.
The WE SHALL OVERCOME FOUNDATION gives all glory to God for this victory.
For those of you who have supported this cause, we thank you and are eternally grateful. Without ALL of you, none of this would have been possible. We would also like to thank those in the global press and digital news community for your extraordinary efforts in documenting this historic journey with the highest standards of ethics and integrity.
We Shall Overcome’ Is Put in Public Domain in a Copyright Settlement
The two sides in a legal dispute over whether the song “We Shall Overcome” was subject to copyright protection reached a settlement on Friday that put the civil rights anthem in the public domain, lawyers involved in the case said.
Ludlow Music Agrees 'We Shall Overcome' Is in Public Domain in Legal Settlement
On Friday, a song publisher backed down on the claim that “We Shall Overcome” is under copyright. In a settlement that almost entirely assures that no film or television production will ever again have to pay a license…
Songwriter finally gets credit for ‘We Shall Overcome’
For decades, activists have tried to get Louise Shropshire the credit she deserves for the famous civil rights song popularized by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “We Shall Overcome,” which has long been said to be based on a hymn that she wrote.
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