My best-selling MLK play! Includes a CCSs comprehension activity. 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 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 7 (and perhaps 8) to improve fluency, build comprehension, meet the CCSs, and inspire interest in Civil Rights. Fully reproducible: the original purchaser is licensed to reproduce a class set every 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!