Your showtune for December 1 is

“I Hate the Bus” – Caroline, Or Change

Music: Jeanine Tesori   Lyrics: Tony Kushner

This expression of longing for an easier life is sung by a young girl, the daughter of an African-American maid who works for a Jewish family in this musical about change set in the 1960’s.  Another famous bus incident occurred on this day in 1955 when Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat for a white person in racially-segregated Alabama, one of the catalysts for the Civil Rights Movement.

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