In this rich, poignant, and readable work, Imani Perry tells the story of the Black National Anthem as it traveled from South to North, from civil rights to black power, and from countless family reunions to Carnegie Hall and the Oval Office. Drawing on a wide array of sources, Perry uses "Lift Every Voice and Sing" as a window on the powerful ways African Americans have used music and culture to organize, mourn, challenge, and celebrate for more than a century.
|Publisher:||The University of North Carolina Press|
|Series:||The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||2 MB|
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This moving history will inspire all readers, but particularly those for whom 'Lift Every Voice and Sing' is a profound touchstone.Henry Louis Gates Jr., Alphonse Fletcher Jr. University Professor, Harvard University, and host of Finding Your Roots