Parks & Segregation

Dominique Moore as ‘Rosa Parks’ on “Horrible Histories”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!

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About deecrowseer

A comic book writer with an interest in feminism, philosophy, and affirmative action.
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4 Responses to Parks & Segregation

  1. phantomxii says:

    That’s odd: it won’t let me play it! Perhaps it’s too large to fit through the single, tiny Internet line that links the US and the UK. (“Yes, I’d like to order a 3,460-mile ethernet cable, please…”)

    And sadly, The Onion does not seem to have an online copy of their article “Rosa Parks: ‘Screw This Bus Shit!'” for me to link to.

    • deecrowseer says:

      I’ve added a YouTube link to the post now (for some reason my computer keeps refusing to play videos from that site… because it’s mean), so hopefully that might work better. :)

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