This time on The Children’s Hour we explore black history through music. We’ve put together a special playlist of songs to educate about a few of the people who made significant contributions to technology, culture, and the quest for justice and equality.

Harriet Tubman

Sing-along with us while we hear about black people in STEM, film, music, and more. We’ll learn about Harriet Tubman, what was meant in her message to “follow the drinking gourd.” We honor Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., heroes of the American Civil Rights movement of the 1950’s and 60’s.

Ruby Bridges (6 years old) with Federal guards walking to school

The Children’s Corner has a book review for us on the autobiographical story, Ruby Bridges, This is Your Time.

Get ready to dance and learn with us on The Children’s Hour’s Musical Black History special.

Playlist Musical Black History

Open Windows (Here I Am) [feat. Grace Ferrell, Phillip Ferrell & Amadou Kouyate]Dan Zanes, Claudia Zanes & Dan + Claudia ZanesLet Love Be Your Guide2021 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings03:50
Black People Who Change the WorldJessica DeshongAll One Tribe2021 Aya World Productions05:05
Black Lives Made STEM HistoryRoy Moye IIIAll One Tribe2021 Aya World Productions03:10
Harriet TubmanNoodle LoafOh Let Us Sing!: Black History Echo Songs - EP2020 Fribble Frabble02:15
Follow the Drinking GourdTaj Mahal, Linda Tillery, The Cultural Heritage Choir & Eric BibbShakin' a Tailfeather1997 Music For Little People03:14
Common Scents (Instrumental)Secret Agent 23 Skidoo & Asheville SymphonyThe Beat Bach Symphonies2021 Underground Playground Records01:44
Everybody Says Freedom (feat. Hollis Watkins, Cathy Fink, Lushanda Harris, Danitza Garcia & Misty Monteiro)Kim HarrisI'm Gonna Let It Shine: A Gathering of Voices for Freedom1990 Round River Records02:26
Green IverAri De NiroJules Lives2016 Pete Ho00:42
Song About Black InventorsTeach Da Streets TVSong About Black Inventors single2010 Smart Music Entertainment03:55
Rosa ParksEllis PaulThe Hero in You2012 Ellis Paul03:09
Stand UpLittle Miss AnnClap for Love2008 Little Miss Ann02:46
Black To the Future InstrumentalPierce FreelonBlack to the Future2021 Blackspace x Only Us01:07
Martin Luther KingEddie PeeplesSing a Song2012 Eddie Peeples02:31
Funk-BrightKetsaSingle2011 Ketsa Reiki Music01:27
LeVar BurtonPierce FreelonBlack to the Future2021 Blackspace x Only Us02:15
The Quilt (feat. Red Yarn)SaulPaulBe the Change2020 ReRoute Music Group01:48
Ruby's ShoesLori McKennaPaper Wings & Halo1999 Gyrox Records04:12
Just Happy to Be MeFugees & The Sesame Street CastSesame Street: Songs from the Street, Vol. 62018 Sesame Workshop under exclusive license to Arts Music Inc. for the consumer home market02:22
Harlem JoysWillie 'The Lion' Smith & His CubsWillie 'The Lion' Smith and His Cubs1993 Timeless Records00:44
Black To the FuturePierce FreelonBlack to the Future2021 Blackspace x Only Us03:35