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  1. Lift Every Voice and Sing – often called “The Black National Anthem” – was written as a poem by NAACP leader James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938) and then set to music by his brother John Rosamond Johnson (1873-1954) in 1899. It was first performed in public in the Johnsons’ hometown of Jacksonville, Florida as part of a celebration of ...

  2. Feb 07, 2021 · Some have asked why is there a Black National Anthem. The song was originally penned by NAACP leader James Weldon Johnson as a poem. Johnson’s brother, John Rosamond Johnson, set the poem to ...

  3. Sep 10, 2020 · The NFL's decision to play the Black national anthem at its season-opening games could expose millions of Americans to a song written a century ago and beloved by African Americans.

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  4. Sep 13, 2021 · The NFL Makes Black National Anthem Performances Permanent As Part Of Social Justice Efforts. The league will also not stop players from taking a knee or otherwise protesting on-field during the U ...

  5. Jul 16, 2021 · NFL Will Play The “Black” National Anthem At Games. Let’s be clear: there’s only ONE national anthem for the United States. It’s called “The Star-Spangled Banner,” and it was written by Francis Scott Key, who penned it after watching the British bombard Fort McHenry during the War of 1812. It’s the national anthem for ALL ...

  6. Jul 03, 2020 · NFL ‘fans’ threaten boycott over Black national anthem. Jacksonville Jaguars WR Chris Conley responded to upset fans, saying the song is 'for all who acknowledge the past and press toward a ...

  7. Jul 03, 2020 · The problem is not so much the so-called "black national anthem", whatever that is, the problem is the NFL and every other large corporate interest in the country knuckling under to mob rule. Sadly, the sheeple will continue to tune every Monday night and every Sunday afternoon.

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