'We Shall Overcome' Children's Choir Spreads Positivity

'We Shall Overcome' Children's Choir Spreads Positivity

Check out this sweet children’s choir spread positivity as they sing ‘We Shall Overcome.’


“Recent events prompted an emotional response from my students,” writes the choir teacher in the caption of this YouTube video. “They had many questions, thoughts, and feelings. I encourage my students to use music as that all-important outlet for their confusion and upset, so our conversation culminated with the song, "We Shall Overcome." After learning the song earlier this week in honor of the great Dr. Martin Luther King, we are sharing this today in hopes of a more unified future, and as a reminder that there is a younger generation relying on us to set the example.”

At the beginning of the video, the choir teacher shares a bit before the students start to sing.

“Alright our world has been going through some crazy times lately, our country in particular,” he says. “So, we’re going to add some positivity if we can to the mix. This is the PS22 Chorus of 2021, downsized version. Still as cool as ever, though. Still big and cool. And here we go, hoping that we can help overcome some of the crazy.”

Then the kids start singing in their sweet voices. “We shall overcome, we shall overcome, we shall overcome, some day.”

“This made my morning! Bless you!” writes one person on YouTube after watching this video.

“This is amazing. Just thank you so much for this,” comments another person online.

The song ‘We Shall Overcome’ is a gospel song which became a protest song and a key anthem of the Civil Rights Movement. It is most commonly attributed as being lyrically descended from "I'll Overcome Some Day", which is a hymn by Charles Albert Tindley that was first published in 1900.

We hope that you enjoyed listening to this song by this sweet children’s choir and that it was able to bring some positivity to your day!

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