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We Stood Up

Rodney Whittenberg featuring Palatine and Mr. Cookie Jar

Tell us about this album: We Stood Up is an anthology album for kids about the Civil Rights Movement, featuring hopeful messages about freedom, opportunity and equality, the enduring issues that the civil rights leaders fought so valiantly for.

About your song (e.g., any unique instruments used, the origins of the lyrics, what inspired you, etc.): This song was inspired by my research on the civil rights era and features many different singers and friends. It's a funky jam with a little bit of rock thrown in. While recording, it became everyone's favorite song, so we decided to name the whole album after the song!

What you hope children & families will get from this song: I hope children will be be inspired by the song and always be reminded that it only takes a small group of committed people to accomplish something positive. Though we all struggle and have hard times, I hope families remember that we can always be there to help others.