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Lift Evry Voice And Sing

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  1. Jul 09,  · (RNS) — Last week NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced that the league would play the hymn “Lift Every Voice and Sing” before its first games on Sept. 10 as a recognition of racial.

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  2. "Lift Every Voice and Sing" was performed for the first time as a poem by school children on February 12, in Jacksonville, FL. It was set to music .

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  3. Jul 05,  · The NAACP dubbed “Lift Every Voice and Sing” as the Black national anthem in The decision came more than a decade before “The Star-Spangled Banner” was adopted as the national anthem.

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  4. Lift every voice and sing, 'til earth and Heaven ring Ring with the harmonies of liberty Let our rejoicing rise, high as the listening skies Let it resound loud as the rolling sea Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us Facing the rising sun of our new day begun.

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  5. Apr 16,  · “Lift Every Voice and Sing” is still sung as a hymn in many Protestant denominations. The strains of “Lift Every Voice” accompanied the civil rights movement of the s and s. AD.

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  6. Lift every voice and sing, Till earth and heaven ring, Ring with the harmonies of Liberty; Let our rejoicing rise High as the list'ning skies, Let it resound loud as the rolling sea. Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us, Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us; Facing the rising sun of our new day.

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  7. Lift Every Voice and Sing – often called “The Black National Anthem” – was written as a poem by NAACP leader James Weldon Johnson () and then set to music by his brother John Rosamond Johnson () in It was first performed in public in the Johnsons’ hometown of Jacksonville, Florida as part of a celebration of Lincoln’s Birthday on February .

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  8. Lift Every Voice and Sing By James Weldon Johnson About this Poet James Weldon Johnson was born in Jacksonville, Florida. He distinguished himself equally as a man of letters and as a civil rights leader in the early decades of the 20th century. A talented poet and novelist, Johnson brought a high standard of artistry and realism.

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  9. Jul 04,  · D G B Em G Cdim E Lift every voice and sing, till earth and Heav -en ring, Am B C G D Ring with the har -mo -nies of liber -ty; G Em E E7 G B7 C Let our re -joi -cing rise, high as the liste -ning skies, Cdim G D G Let it resound loud as the rolling sea. G Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us, Gdim G G7 D7 Sing a song full of the hope that the .

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