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My Country, 'Tis of Thee:How One Song Reveals the History of Civil Rights

Claire Rudolf Murphy

Everyone knows the words to "My Country, Tis of Thee." What most don't realize is that this iconic song has been a beacon of change for hundreds of years. Generations of protesters and civil rights pioneers have created new lyrics, beginning in royalist Britain and continuing through conflicts in colonial times, the American Revolution, the suffragist and labor movements, and the struggles for black and Native American civil rights. Ages 5 to 9.