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Candie Carawan has been based for many years at the Highlander Center in Tennessee.  A participant in the Nashville Sit-In movement in the Spring of 1960, she came to the first gathering of students from across the South who were holding Sit-Ins and demonstrations in their towns on April 1 – 3 at Highlander.  She met her future husband and partner there, Guy Carawan, and over the next 50 years they would work together as cultural organizers and educators.  Their workshops and documentary projects took them throughout the South, including the South Carolina Sea Islands, and the southern Appalachian mountains.  Their particular interest was how cultural traditions and expression can strengthen and support movements for justice and progressive change. They also traveled widely offering music in support of many movements for peace, labor, the environment, immigration rights and gender issues.  Candie worked on the educational team at Highlander following Guy’s retirement.