Watch Sister Rosetta Tharpe perform ‘This Little Light of Mine’ in 1960

Watch Sister Rosetta Tharpe perform ‘This Little Light of Mine’ in 1960

In 1960, Sister Rosetta Tharpe performed this rousing rendition of "This Little Light of Mine" at France's Festival de Jazz d’Antibes Juan-les-Pins. Most of us are familiar with "This Little Light of Mine" as a lovely children's spiritual, but the 1920s tune, written by Harry Dixon Loes, became an anthem of the Civil Rights movement.


Learn more about the song's history at NPR: "'This Little Light Of Mine' Shines On, A Timeless Tool Of Resistance"


(via The Kid Should See This)