May We Forever Stand: A History of the Black National Anthem (The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture) by Imani Perry
English | April 26th, 2018 | ASIN: B075MTR1CB, ISBN: 1469638606 | 296 Pages | EPUB | 1.89 MB
The twin acts of singing and fighting for freedom have been inseparable in African American history. May We Forever Stand tells an essential part of that story. With lyrics penned by James Weldon Johnson and music composed by his brother Rosamond, "Lift Every Voice and Sing" was embraced almost immediately as an anthem that captured the story and the aspirations of black Americans.