Posted by: skyward | September 4, 2008

Being Black: Japanese Version

Waiting to order at a coffee shop, I suddenly hear the familiar tune: We Shall OvercomeMemories flood back. This legendary civil rights song had become Daniel’s Pre-K class song as well.  (For details, see the last post: Being Black: A Historical Perspective.)  We sang it at All School Meeting ——and on the last day of school.  I can still picture Daniel (in his plaid shirt) and his thirteen classmates and two teachers, sitting in a circle as the early summer sunlight streamed through the windows.   And oh, they all sang so cheerfully and powerfully.  

Click below for the translated version of my article exploring African American history through Daniel’s Pre-K class reenactment of the bus boycott.



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