(Grades K-8, 30 Minutes) All Aboard! This train is going to freedom land, and everyone's welcome! In the 1950s and 1960s, thousands of Americans decided to stand up for freedom. Each made the decision on their own, and climbed on board a train of freedom that changed the face of this country. Not just adults, but young people, led the march to freedom. Wherever they struggled for freedom, people sang songs about their hopes and dreams. This musical, by nationally-renowned singer and storyteller, Bill Harley, chronicles the Civil Rights movement. With an entertaining and informative script and eight authentic songs, today's children can experience the drama and power of this critical period in our nation's history. Ideal for school and community functions, this musical is easily adapted to groups of any size, the classroom enrichment activities, suggested bibliography and teaching notes will make this a production that can truly involve your whole school.
Songs Include: Calypso Freedom · Get On Board, Children · Hold On · I'm Gonna Sit At The Welcome Table · If You Miss Me At The Back Of The Bus · O Freedom · This Little Light Of Mine · We Shall Overcome.