The Abolitionist Song aka “Song of the Abolitionist” was written by William Lloyd Garrison who was one of the most famous abolitionists in the history of the United States. The original lyrics were published in THE LIBERATOR in 1841. Professor Presley has taken the original song and melody (sung to the tune of Auld Lang Syne) and pumped it up with an upbeat musical track that will remind teachers of the second wave of ska music (think English Beat & The Selecter). The lyrics for this song provide a great opportunity for students to work in groups and do a Common Core analysis and annotation of the lyrics. The lyrics are provided in the preview link with this product.
Students love when music accompanies their lessons in History class and this song will have them tapping their toes and asking for you to play it again. This song was recorded at Earthling Studios in San Diego with guest vocals provided by Cheryl Williams from Lotus the Band. This song will add excitement and energy to the History Classroom, and all that for only a buck because History Rocks!