The fifth series of CBBC’s multi-award-winning Horrible Histories kicked off on Monday, with another helping of hilarious historical sketches… the standout being a toe-tapping (and surprisingly moving) Motown number telling the story of Rosa Parks, and the American Civil Rights Movement. Parks was played by the always-adorable Dominique Moore, who joined the show’s cast in its second series, and has previously portrayed such legendary women as Mary Seacole and Harriet Tubman. Hurrah! She also does all her own singing, of course, because she’s awesome.
Edit (28/5/16): “The Rosa Parks Song” (aka “I Sat On The Bus”) is no longer available to view on YouTube or the CBBC website (boo!)… and the Vimeo version got deleted too… but I did find a copy on a French video site, so merci for that!