Zilphia Horton

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First Name Zilphia
Last Name Horton
Birthday 14th April, 1910
Birthplace Spadra, Arkansas
Died 11th April, 1956
Zodiac Sign Aries
Nationality American
Occupation Text musician, ethnomusicologist, labor organizer, activist, teacher
Music Genre (Text) protest music
Year(s) Active 1935-1956
Instrument (text) accordion

Zilphia Horton (April 14, 1910 – April 11, 1956) was an American musician, community organizer, educator, Civil Rights activist, and folklorist. She is best known for her work with her husband Myles Horton at the Highlander Folk School where she is generally credited with turning such songs as "We Shall Overcome", "We Shall Not Be Moved," and "This Little Light of Mine" from hymns into protest songs of the Civil Rights Movement.

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