Every picture tells a story and the picture of Hazel Bryan sneering at Elizabeth Ekford in front of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas has remained a pivotal part of our history and the civil rights movement in the 1950’s. The song stresses how it takes time for people to change their opinions and beliefs.
You can show pictures from Civil Rights and students can write their own verse. The 3 verses in this song are about Elizabeth Ekford, Arkansas’ Governor Faubus and Thurgood Marshall. Handy lyric sheet is included and supports Common Core Standards poetry, craft and structure, vocabulary, retelling stories, group singing and demonstrates creative writing standards.