Let Freedom Sing

Hudson Jazz Festival 2022

Sunday, February 13, 3pm

The SNCC Freedom Singers perform in support of the Selma, Ala. Civil Rights Movement (1965)

FREE, reservations recommended. 

Whether it was blues, folk, gospel, or R&B, the civil rights movement drew strength, focus, and power through music. Let Freedom Sing (dir. Jon Goodman, 2009) is a formidable chronicle of the individuals who cried out, in song, against inequality, racism, poverty, and war. With never-before-seen footage and affecting accounts from the Mississippi Freedom Riders, who sang every day as they risked life and limb, to GRAMMY-winning artists who continue to pen inspired lyrics capable of moving a nation, this documentary explores the civil rights movement and its continuing impact on music, politics, and culture. 

Please note: The previously scheduled “Community Sing” has been replaced by a short film performance of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” featuring Hudson community members led by Anneice Cousin and arranged/accompanied by David Sytkowski.

View the full Hudson Jazz Festival lineup here.