Monday, December 8, 2008

Odetta, civil rights inspiration, dies at 77: 'I never knew I had a voice that could sing.'

Image from M.C. Records

Her voice was an accompaniment to the black-and-white images of the freedom marchers who walked the roads of Alabama and Mississippi and the boulevards of Washington in quest of an end to racial discrimination.

Odetta, the singer whose deep voice wove together the strongest songs of American folk music and the civil rights movement, has died. She was 77.

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