We Shall Overcome…



We loved this new book, We Shall Overcome by Debbie Levy. You can purchase the book on Amazon for around $14.00. The powerful song weaves around the beautiful illustrations and moving story of the song and how it motivated generations around the world to fight for a better life. After reading the book, look up the song on youtube.com. We particularly liked the versions by Diana Ross, Louis Armstrong, and Morehouse College.

Afterwards, find someone who fought for civil rights and ask their opinion of the song. Or, pick your favorite line and draw an illustration to go with it. We memorized the lyrics and presented it to the grandparents and then told them what we had learned about the Civil Rights movement.


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