“I had gone away to attend a labor arts exchange in D.C. where I had the great fortune of hearing Tim Jenkins – a key organizer of the southern freedom rides of 1964 where brave young men and women took to the road in the fight for desegregation exactly fifty years ago. His talk so moved me… what he endured, his brilliance, his deep commitment to justice, his intellect that was critical and at the same time hopeful– he exuded wisdom. I knew my song had to reference that, to honor that amazing and difficult moment in history….”
Listen to the new song for The Acoustic Guitar Project’s 2014 Syracuse Project, Amen To The Freedom Ride by Colleen Kattau.
Photo Credit: Jack O. Bocchino