I'm Gonna March If The Spirit Says, March
This freedom song is one of countless such songs that spontaneously sprang from the American civil rights movement. Early in that movement, leaders recruited high school and college students who were willing to march, sing, and demonstrate against segregation, regardless of the risks. Wherever the demonstrators went, whatever they did, there was singing, even as they were hauled to jail. Other verses often included in this freedom song were "sing," "shout," "vote," and "pray."