7/27/1927 - 5/2/2015
Remembering the life, death and legacy of singer Guy Carawan
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Guy Carawan, a folk
singer and social-justice advocate credited with turning the African-American spiritual "We Shall Overcome" into a unifying anthem of the 1960s civil rights movement, has died at 87.
For years, Carawan was a leader of the Highlander Research and Education Center in Tennessee. It served as a gathering place for social-justice activists, including the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks.
The song "We Shall Overcome" was adapted by...