How exactly is this performer singing NOT to replace the U S National Anthem, but to celebrate the inclusion of Juneteenth as a federal holiday racist or divisive? Where exactly does she refer to it as “The Black National Anthem”?
Hadn’t heard of the song before this story, so did some digging:
I think it’s a beautiful, uplifting song, with a very inclusive title, “Lift EVERY Voice And Sing”.
I’m confused. Did Williams/PBS refer to the song as the “Black national anthem” during the broadcast? The “backlash” seems to be contained to replies to a Hill Tweet referring to the song by the moniker.
Like the so-called concept of CRT, certain people are using this as a rallying cry for the WNM along with 2022 and 2024,
Lift Every Voice and Sing is about freedom and hope. In my growing up years, I learned the Star Spangled Banner, Jamaica, Land We Love and Lift Every Voice and Sing. The previous two I really don’t feel anything, but Lift Every Voice and Sing sums up the journey of black people in this country and across the diaspora in the western hemisphere perfectly. There is absolutely nothing divisive about it. These jackasses need to sit down, get out there fragile feelings and actually read the lyrics to this poem/song. However, I know better…