The Carroll County Times has published an article about longtime Highlander friends and former staff members Guy and Candie Carawan – “Duo Shares Their Passion for Human Rights at Common Ground On The Hill,” by Rachel Hare.

The article focuses on Guy and Candie’s participation in the Common Ground on the Hill Festival, an annual music festival held in Westminster, Maryland. The Carawans performed and facilitated workshops at the event.

The article also talks about Guy and Candie’s work with Highlander, which included the Civil Rights Movement and the Appalachian environmental justice movement, and it notes that Guy “introduced the song ‘We Shall Overcome’ to the civil rights movement by teaching it to members of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee.”

As Candie puts it in the article, “There’s a huge river of song that has gone through Highlander.”

You can read the article here.