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Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • Film, Video

    La terruca [sic] [illustrated]

    motion picture | 1 video ; 3 min. | Audio track taken from AFC 1940/001: AFS 3866 A1 (Content). Illustrations: View of a portion of the workers' quarter of La Perla from the old Spanish ramparts. San Juan, Puerto Rico ( -- Casa Blanca and the sea wall, San Juan, Puerto Rico ( -- Corozal, Puerto Rico (vicinity). Small farms in the hills ( ...

    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Calderon, Aurora - Da ́vila, Virgilio
    • Date: 1939
  • Book

    Puerto Rican Song

    The Puerto Rican musical theatre artists such as Rita Moreno and Chita Rivera have enjoyed long careers on the Broadway stage. Meanwhile the Puerto Rican singer-guitarist-composer José Felciano is known for many international hits including the 1970 Christmas single "Feliz navidad."

  • Book

    The Chicano Civil Rights Movement

    In addition to the songs of the Chicano Civil Rights Movment, there are many recordings of Mexican Americans in this presentation, recorded in the 1930s and 1940s. Some of these illustrate the hardships faced by migrant workers of the Dust Bowl era, such as "Yo Cuando era Niño - Mi Padre Querido..." sung by José Suarez. There are also recordings of the descendants ...

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    Printable Timeline - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Digital Collections

    1850 Songs of America Stephen Foster composes 'The Voice of Bygone Days', 'Molly, Do You Love Me?', and 'Ah! May the Red Rose Live Alway!' 'Go Down Moses,' a spiritual sung by the Tuskegee Institute Singers, 1914. Harriet Tubman reported using this song to identify herself to slaves that might want to escape and flee north with her by singing it in a neighboring ...