Across 110th Street by Bobby Womack "I was the third brother of five,
Doing whatever I had to do to survive.
I'm not saying what I did was alright,
Trying to break out of the ghetto was a day to day fight..."
(lyrics007.com) Listen to the song.(YouTube)
Turning Point by Nina Simone "See the little brown girl...
Mom, can she come over
To play dolls with me?...
Why not? oh why not?
Oh. . . I. . . see. . ."
(azlyrics.com) - the VIDEO(YouTube)
Common Feat Will.I.Am - DREAM Lyrics(stlyrics.com) "I got a dream
[that one day]
that one day
all of the people and myself
are gonna find a better way
My dream is to be free" - the VIDEO(YouTube)
Still I Rise by Maya Angelou (YouTube)
+ LYRICS: "You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise...
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
Rosa, Roll on!- a song by Marla Lewis
"Enjoy Marla's song and learn about Rosa Parks.
Next, play the game, all the words you must find are verbs in the past." Activity created by Renée Maufroid
for the city sung by Stevie Wonder "Her brother's smart he's got more sense than many
His patience's long but soon he won't have any
To find a job is like a haystack needle
Cause where he lives they don't use colored people
Living just enough, just enough for the city..." (azlyrics.com) - the VIDEO (YouTube)
Strange Fruit: A protest song with enduring relevance - Article + Song
"First recorded in 1939, the protest song Strange Fruit came to symbolise the brutality and racism of the practice of lynching in America's South.
Now, more than seventy years later, such is the song's enduring power that rapper Kanye West sampled the track on his latest album Yeezus." (BBC)