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Martin Luther King We Shall Overcome Civil Rights Black History Play

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By best-selling play! Full class set for just $3. Based on real events, We Shall Overcome tells the story of Martin Luther King's Birmingham Children's Crusade, the 1963 march in which authorities used fire hoses and police dogs to suppress crowds of students. This six page, twenty minute classroom play script is suitable for reader's theater or stage performance, and can be adapted to include music from the Crusade. From eight to fifteen parts, including Addie Mae Moore (the heroine), News Reporters, and Dr. King. Read it once or practice it daily with students in grades 4 through 8 to improve fluency, build comprehension, meet the new CCSs, and inspire interest in Civil Rights. Fully reproducible: the original purchaser is licensed to reproduce one classroom set per year. Please check out my other Civil Rights plays. Most have previously appeared in Scholastic classroom magazines such as Storyworks, Scope, and Junior Scholastic, but are now available only on TpT! Thanks!
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My fourth graders had a great time with this! We learned so much in the process!
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On  January 9, 2014,  JoEllen S. said:
Great addition to my Middle School Language Arts unit. Most of my students were not familiar with the Children's Crusade. They really connected with the material. Thanks!
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On  January 6, 2014Constance L Williams (TpT Seller) said:
Just what I needed! My students LOVE Reader's Theater type plays. This play will supplement what I usually do with my class to highlight Dr. King's great sacrifice. Thank you!
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My theatre arts class performed this for our Black History Month program. What a fantastic message! It was fairly easy to stage. Thank you!
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This is a nice addition to Black History Month as well as to our Civil Rights unit!
On  February 18, 2013Mack Lewis answered:
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I coordinate my school's Black History Month Program every year and this play will be a nice addition to the program. Thanks!
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On  April 27, 2012,  Christi H. said:
This readers theater really allowed my students to participate in some great discussions about the Civil Rights Movement. It was great to show them how far our country has come since then and also allowed for discussion about how things still need to improve. I will use it again and again!
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Excellent! My students loved it!! I will continue to use this again & again! :)
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On  January 11, 2012,  Buyer said:
Love this play! I thought I was well-versed in the Civil Rights Movement, but I learned something new while previewing this. I can't wait to share it with my kiddos.
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On  February 19, 2009,  Buyer said:
Giving students of all races an opportunity to "be a part" of the ugliness of racism, really had my students thinking and talking about where we've been as a nation and where we may go.
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On  January 11, 2012,  Buyer asked:
Just FYI, there is a typo on the last page of the Birmingham Children's Crusade play. In the second column, Reporter #2 says, "Downtown is there's!" It should be "theirs" instead of there's.

Otherwise, great product! Thanks for writing so many great plays. I'm sure I'll download more in the future.
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On  January 12, 2012Mack Lewis answered:
Thanks for letting me know. Maybe reporter #2 was a bit confused :).
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