written by Doreen Rappaport, illustrated by Shane W. Evans
"You can cage the singer, but not the song." Harry Belafonte
"It was the music that gave us the courage, the will, the drive to go on in spite of it all." Congressman John Lewis
In Doreen Rappaport and Shane W. Evans' Nobody Gonna Turn Me 'Round: Stories and Songs of the Civil Rights Movement students are introduced to the nonviolent protests of the civil rights movement through music. Events and people of the movement are accompanied by freedom song lyrics and provide an opportunity for youth to connect art and protest. Teachers are encouraged to work with students in writing lyrics and music to contemporary issues.
Nonviolent Direct Action and People in Nobody Gonna Turn Me 'Round:
- Freedom songs from Voices of the Civil Rights Movement: Black American Freedom Songs 1960-1966 from Smithsonian Folkways
- Soundtrack for a Revolution a documentary film and soundtrack by Bill Guttentag and Dan Sturman
- King Encyclopedia: Songs and Civil Rights Movement