10 powerful songs that inspired the civil rights movement

Mildred Europa Taylor February 05, 2019

Lift Every Voice And Sing

Originally written as a poem in 1900 by James Weldon Johnson, it was later set to music and by 1919, it was used by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) as its official song. Mostly sung in churches and schools, Lift Every Voice And Sing was also the Negro National Anthem.

Conversations

Must Read

Connect with us

Join our Mailing List to Receive Updates