Oh Freedom is a song recorded by Odetta and first performed at the 1963 March on Washington. The catchy tune and lyrics soon gained this song great popularity throughout the nation. The lyrics goes like this-
Oh freedom, oh freedom, oh freedom over me
And before I’d be a slave I’ll be buried in my grave
And go home to my Lord and be free
The song inspired African-Americans to stand up together and break their chains as racial discrimination was still a very common issue in the 1960s. The song addresses slavery and says that it is better to die than live like a prisoner. The sentiment expressed in the lyrics of this song was one that echoed throughout America. The hymn is pretty overwhelming and worked as a successful message to the oppressed African-American population.