Doo-Wop And Soul Group The Impressions discuss music and race

Formed in 1958 with members from Chicago and Chattanooga, The Impressions performed music ranging from doo-wop and soul to gospel and rhythm and blues. The group underwent multiple member changes, and today a core group including several of the original members from Chattanooga continue to perform. Their hits include “People Get Ready,” “Gypsy Woman,” “It’s All Right,” and “Finally Got Myself together (I’m a Changed Man).” The Impressions were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991.

Check out this TEDx couch interview with members of the group discussing equality and their experiences with segregation and racism.