Wade In The WaterProduced in 1994 by NPR and the Smithsonian Institution, Wade in the Water is a 26-part documentary series detailing the history of American gospel music and its impact on soul, jazz and R&B.
Fannie Lou Hamer, Victoria Gray and Annie Devine, Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party contestants for the state's seats, hold a telegram allowing them onto the House floor during debate.
Singer Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon speaks during a music workshop for high school students in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC, February 9, 2010, "A Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement." AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
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