Lift Every Voice and Sing: A Celebration of the Negro National Anthem; 100 Years, 100 Voices
Feb 01, Pages. Rosamond Johnson, and I decided to write a song to be sung at the exercise. I wrote the words and he wrote the music. Our New York publisher, Edward B.
Lift Every Voice and Sing
Marks, made mimeographed copies for us and the song was taught to and sung by a chorus of five hundred colored school children. But the school children of Jacksonville kept singing it, they went off to other schools and sang it, they became teachers and taught it to other children. Within twenty years it was being sung over the South and in some other parts of the country. Today, the song, popularly known as the Negro National Hymn, is quite generally used.
Rosamond Johnson and James Weldon Johnson in , has become one of the most beloved songs in the African American community—taught for years in schools, churches, and civic organizations.
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Adopted by the NAACP as its official song in the s and sung throughout the civil rights movement, it is still heard today at gatherings across America. Also featuring photos from historical archives, Lift Every Voice and Sing is a moving illustration of the African American experience in the past century. Sondra Kathryn Wilson Category: Inspired by Your Browsing History.
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You can download MP3s for under a dollar at Amazon. View the original sheet music online as jpeg images at the University of South Carolina. Edited by Verolga Nix and Jefferson Cleveland. African American Heritage Hymnal.
Read more or order the Assembly Edition at Amazon. You can also find it at Amazon. The full breadth of African American church music that is suitable for Catholic worship, along with a broader mix of common Catholic repertoire. Also featuring photos from historical archives, Lift Every Voice and Sing is a moving illustration of the African American experience in the past century.
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