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Lift Every Voice and Sing: "Lift Every Voice and Sing", known as the "Black American National Anthem" was performed first as a poem as part of a celebration of Lincoln's Birthday on February 12, 1900, by 500 school children at the segregated Stanton School. Its principal, James Weldon Johnson, wrote the words to introduce its honored guest Booker T. Washington. The poem was set to music soon after by Johnson's brother John Johnson.

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Hmm and now he's protesting the national anthem because of racism in our society.....umm okay.

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The Star Spangled Banner - #USA National Anthem. #DYK? There are more words to the poem authored by Francis Scott Key than are in our National Anthem? Check it out! #History

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