Black History Month Rap Contest: Meet the Finalists

In honor of Black Historical past Month, we’re inviting college students to be the researchers, lyricists and rappers. College students from all around the nation chosen under-recognized Black historic figures for his or her tune lyrics. Check out the superior finalists and features from their inventive entries.

Trying to carry related assets into your classroom? Use these classes to discover Black historic figures and occasions year-round.

Elementary College Winner

“What if it was us residing that point proper now

She noticed the our bodies hanging from the bushes

Because the individuals cried their tears with ease

The cross burning from over the lake

She and her household staying up late

The concern and fear took over the south

However Hamer needed to discover a method out

I don’t assume I might if it was me proper now

However she made it someway, she had hope

All of the individuals would rise from underneath Jim Crow”

Secondary College Winner

“Until their demise, J.W. and Roy lived fortunately

Emmett’s Ma, Mamie, died in 2003

By no means obtained a lot as a easy apology

However that’s how issues go in black historical past 

However Emmett grew to become a catalyst for civil rights

So everybody might be equal, just like the blacks and the whites

And he has been talked about in all of the peaceable fights

And the primary black to testify in Mississippi was Moses Wright”

Elementary College Finalists

“The streets have been full of individuals like me

As we marched downtown, making historical past

I waited for the opposite shoe to drop

In these first jiffy, nobody mentioned, “Cease!”

Hello, did you name me? I’m Ida B. Wells,

And in my life I went by hell of hells.

Born in 1862,

I used to be a slave, totally different rights than you.

My race was an issue, chains made for me–

however I used to be freed once I was solely three.”

“She had a dream to breach the skies; you would see all of it in her eyes

Plenty of confidence she would want; that in the end she would succeed

She utilized to be an astronaut; however resulting from an area catastrophe for now she wouldn’t

She tried once more and reapplied; this time she would get a ticket to the skies so huge

NASA gave her the chance; the primary black girl to go to house from humanity”

Secondary College Finalists

“Chuck Brown

He’s a Musical Legend,

A Match Made In Heaven

And he modified the way in which that music is seen,

Yeah, he introduced the soul proper again to D.C.

And he left us with a GREAT LEGACY!”

“After preventing and preventing she received her case

Received custody for her son with love and charm

Sooner or later she did a lot extra

For ladies’s rights she knocked down many doorways

In 1851 she spoke about black girls struggles

And shortly her publicity began double

On her tombstone it she says she died at 105

I hope she is aware of that her dream remains to be alive”

Thanks to everybody that submitted an entry. The educational mustn’t cease when Black Historical past Month ends. These themes and subjects can enrich cross-curricular studying all 12 months spherical. That’s why we’ve up to date the competition web page so you’ll be able to entry the rap-writing lesson at any time.

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