Lift Every Voice and Sing

I attended a predominantly African American elementary school in the heart of the ‘hood. In the morning we would say the Pledge of Allegiance and at assemblies we would sing the National Anthem and the "Negro National Anthem" Lift Every Voice and Sing.

James Weldon Johnson, a school principal, penned this anthem in 1900 with his brother J. Rosamond Johnson. He later sent the song to a New York Publisher and the rest is history.

I came across this rendition at Sojourner’s Place it is too cute. So, in the spirit of multi-culturalism and unity take a listen:

4 thoughts on “Lift Every Voice and Sing

  1. TZO- Much obliged for visiting Sojourner’s Place! I agree that this rendition of the Negro National Athem is really inspirational and probably what JWJ envisioned when he wrote it.
    By the way, love your blog. I’m adding you to my rolls. Remember, you have an open invitation to visit SjP’s anytime!
    Again, much obliged!


  2. Yeah I remember this song from Church. I used to sing it all the time. Sorry it took so long to approve you in the group ‘African Bloggers’ I’m still getting used to Blog Catalog… xoxo


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