Reissued on cd The Power And The Glory (Legacy). Spiritual with roots in Canada; known there since 1833 among runaway slaves as Many Thousands Go. Slavery was abolished in Canada since 1833, that's 30 years before the US.
Bill Bonyun [for Folkways]
Odetta [in '63 as Blowin' In The Wind (see there)]
Bob Dylan [admitted influence on Blowin' In The Wind; Bob actually sang No More Auction Block in the Gaslight Café that same year]
Melody also leans against We Shall Overcome.