Odetta, Folk Singer Who Gave Voice to Civil Rights Movement, Dies at 77

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(RNS) Odetta, the folk singer whose deep and powerful voice became a soundtrack for the civil rights movement of the 1960s, died Tuesday (Dec. 1) in New York after a decade-long fight with heart disease. She was 77. Born Odetta Holmes, in Birmingham, Ala., on Dec. 31, 1930, she was one of the most well-known […]

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