“Lift Every Voice and Sing”

“Lift Every Voice and Sing”

Introduced in 1900 as a poem by African-American educator and activist James Weldon Johnson to mark Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, and later set to music by John Rosamond Johnson, “Lift Every Voice and Sing” was adopted by the NAACP as a song of faith and freedom. Jane Pauley reports on the music that has been called the “black national anthem.”

Published at Thu, 18 Jun 2020 00:54:57 +0000

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