December 3rd, 2008
04:51 PM ET

Odetta: The voice of America

Jami Floyd
AC360° Contributor
In Session Anchor

Today we take a moment to remember Odetta. Odetta's voice was beautiful but she was more than just a singer.  She brought the tradition of American folk music to the Civil Rights Movement.

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  1. Nelson

    it's always sad to loose a loved one, but the voice of America, I don't think so. Hundreds of people die every single moment, youth who will never have the opportunity for others to see there light shine, and those who have worked tirelessly to raise there families and prepare them for adult hood, and then there are those who gave there lives so that the rest of America have an opportunity to be all they can be, those are the lives that America needs to hear about more so than any other.

    December 3, 2008 at 10:59 pm |
  2. Uma in Liverpool, UK


    December 3, 2008 at 6:23 pm |