“The words of the story song have been directly pulled from the speech,” Cauthen said in a news release. “It contains enough of the content that listeners, whether they be children or adults, will come away with a better understanding of it.”
While Cauthen wrote the lyrics and melody herself, she said the low-budget video project was a family affair. Andrew, her husband and a communication manager for the DeKalb government, filmed and edited the video. Her daughter, a Clayton State University student, picked out Cauthen’s clothes and did her makeup.