History at Lincoln is an annual tradition where area fifth- and sixth- graders from School Within School, CW Harris Elementary School, Stuart Hobson Middle School, and Hyde Addison Elementary School, congregate at the Lincoln Memorial and celebrate Black History Month with songs and powerful speeches. Among the many different performances, students will remember the impactful words of Dr. Martin Luther King’s speech delivered originally on August 28, 1963 in his “I Have a Dream” speech, as well as Barack Obama’s “Let Freedom Ring” speech from 2013. The program was originally slated for Friday, February 7, but was canceled due to bad weather. From the official press release,
In partnership with the National Park Service, students will stand on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial – where Dr. King himself stood during his iconic I Have a Dream speech.
Students will perform:
· President Lincoln’s A House Divided Speech (1858)
· If I Had a Hammer, song by Peter, Paul and Mary
· Letter from Eleanor Roosevelt (1939)
· Song – My Country Tis of Thee – Marian Anderson
· Dr. King’s Give Us the Ballot speech (1957)
· Blowin’ in the Wind, song by Peter, Paul and Mary
· Dr. King’s I Have a Dream speech (1963)
· Whole World, song by Marion Anderson
· The Times They Are A Changin’, song by Bob Dylan
· I’m On My Way, song by Odetta
· President Obama’s Let Freedom Ring Anniversary Speech (2013)
· We Shall Overcome
Go support our local kids showcasing their talents and hard work!
If you go
When: Friday, February 28, starting at 10 a.m.
Where: Lincoln Memorial steps
Who: Kids from School Within School, CW Harris Elementary School, Stuart Hobson Middle School, and Hyde Addison Elementary School, in wards 2, 6 and 7.
Why: Do you really need a reason to watch sweet children deliver some of the most poignant words ever written? No, you don’t.