“Being the Queen is not all about singing...it has much to do with your service to people. And your social contributions to your community and your civic contributions as well.”

Aretha Franklin

In her voice, we could feel our history. Aretha Franklin spent the turbulent 60s building her career, and in 1967 released “Respect”, her most famous song, and one that became inextricably linked to the civil rights and feminist movements of the time. Take a musical journey through the life of the anointed “Queen of Soul”.


  • Live Commentary
  • Live Musical Performance
  • Integrated Video Projection 

TARGETED GRADE LEVEL:  Secondary Grades 6-8, 9-12


PROGRAM MATERIALS: Student Worksheets and Teaching Resource Guides

CORE CURRICULUM & TOPICS: Civil Rights, Women’s Rights, American History, Multicultural Awareness, African American musical heritage,  Social Studies, Humanities, Feminism, The Turbulent 1960s

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"The enthusiastic reaction from our students to the program, and positive remarks by our staff members confirms the [your] production is a winner. We plan to have you back
Marshall Ceasar
Assistant Principal,
Ann Mullen Middle School
“Worth every penny of our school’s assembly budget. Our students gained greater understanding of diversity issues...they really liked the program.”
Marge Henton
Central regional high school
“Fantastic! Your assemblies are always well received by the entire school.”
Angela Melroy
Teacher/Assembly Coordinator Bells Elementary School