Snoopy wants to participate in Schroeder's report on music in America. Everyone in the gang plays a different musical instrument while we hear such classics as "Alexander's Ragtime Band" and "Yankee Doodle." This special plays homage to such celebrated composers as John Phillip Sousa, Irving Berlin, George Cohan, Scott Joplin and others. Also featured is Lucy's report on the heroes of America, which include Susan B. Anthony, Clara Barton, Helen Keller, Martin Luther King Jr. Jonas Salk and others. Written by
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Composers mentioned include Stephen Foster (1826-1864), Katherine Lee Bates (1859-1929), Samuel Ward, John Philip Sousa (1854-1932), George M. Cohan (1878-1942), Irving Berlin (1888-1989), Scott Joplin (1868-1917), W. C. Handy (1873-1958), George Gershwin (1898-1937), Jerome Kern (1885-1945), Fats Waller (1904-1943), Duke Ellington (1899-1974), and Vince Guaraldi (1928-1976). See more
Lucy Van Pelt
[bringing out a few photos of famous American black heroes
Black leaders would also emerge. Just to name a few: Booker T. Washington, who headed Tuskeegee Institute, was the advisor to two presidents. This is scientist George Washington Carver. He caused a revolution in agriculture in the South. He changed and improved the growing patterns of everything from cotton, to sweet potatoes, to peanuts. This is W. E. B. Du Bois. He founded the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People...