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  1. Jul 14, 2020 · “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” otherwise known as the Black national anthem, was introduced to many by Beyoncé when she sang it at Coachella two years ago. But the song has long been a pillar of...

  2. t. e. " Lift Every Voice and Sing " is a hymn with lyrics by James Weldon Johnson (1871–1938) and set to music by his brother, J. Rosamond Johnson (1873–1954). Written from the context of African Americans in the late 19th century, the hymn is a prayer of thanksgiving as well as a prayer for faithfulness and freedom, with imagery which evokes the biblical Exodus from slavery to the freedom of the "promised land."

  3. Feb 13, 2022 · The Black National Anthem (1900) Words: James Weldon Johnson Music: John Rosamond Johnson. Lift every voice and sing, till earth and heaven ring, Ring with the harmonies of liberty; Let our rejoicing rise, high as the listening skies, Let it resound loud as the rolling sea. Sing a song full of faith that the dark past has taught us,

  4. Mar 1, 2021 · The song (the lyrics to which you can read here) was originally written by James Weldon Johnson as a poem in 1899, when the KKK was riding hard and Black people were being lynched and...

  5. Jul 22, 2021 · James Weldon Johnson, who wrote the Black national anthem, was an author, educator, activist, diplomat, lawyer and songwriter. He worked with the NAACP from 1917 to 1930 and served as a U.S....

  6. Sep 8, 2022 · The Black national anthem is the term coined for the song "Lift Every Voice And Sing." It was written in 1899 by James Weldon Johnson initially as a poem celebrating Abraham Lincoln's birthday...

  7. A History of the Black National Anthem. Walter Damrosh congratulates Roland Hayes after he had awarded Hayes with the Sprigarn medal. Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us, Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us; Facing the rising sun of our new day begun, Let us march on till victory is won.

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