Help students understand the concept of civil rights
Music can change the world
Share - We Shall Overcome The Story of A Song by Debbie levy with illustrations by Vanessa Brantley-Newt
For older students:
This Promise of Change - also by Debby Levy and Jo Ann Allen Boyce
Child of the Dream by Sharon Robinson
Clap Your Hands by Toyomi Igus - illustrated by Michele Woods
The Roots of Rap by Carole Boston Weatherford -illustrated by Frank Morrison
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame features songs that have inspired activism https://edu.rockhall.com/ Teachers have free access to music and lesson plans.
Play: Glory by John Legend with Common.
Compare with the lyrics of We Shall Overcome Musical and lyrical adaption by Zilphia Horton, Frank Hamilton, Guy Carawan and Pete Seeger - inspired by African American traditional call and response.
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