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Medical Committee for Civil Rights We Shall Overcome

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09732.06 Author/Creator: Medical Committee for Civil Rights Place Written: New York, NY Type: Printed document Date: 1963 Pagination: 1 p. ; 28 x 21.5 cm

Summary of Content: One printed document of the lyrics to song, "We Shall Overcome."


Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: Civil Rights MovementCivil RightsMedicineOrganizationsProtestsSongSocial movements

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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