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Thank you VH. All so true. Since those days I have always cringed when I've heard offhand, deprecating, or flat-out insulting references to something as a Kumbaya moment.

Before the 1950s and '60s it was often a camp song, or a campfire song, or vaguely all-purpose religious and usually taught to children. During The Movement it forever took on a new dimension when it was sung in the face of violence, terror, and risk. Those who use the term flippantly today don't know, or think about, that aspect of recent American history.