Thursday, March 8, 2012

Poem for the Assembly

The students will recite this poem for the African American History Assembly next Friday March 16, 2012. Please help your child memorize the words.

Go to the Back, Rosa Parks

Go to the back of the bus, Rosa Parks
Go to the back and stay
"No, I won't, I think that's unfair
And I'm just too tired today."

But everyone knows the rules, Rosa Parks
Everyone knows if you're black
You can't eat at white restaurants
And on buses, you sit in the back

So now it's time to move, Rosa Parks
"No, I'm not moving at all
I've got a voice and I'm going to use it
And thousands will hear the call."

"We're coming to sit with you, Rosa Parks."
People black and white did say
"We're coming to change America
And bring equality here to stay!"