Book Discussion on Lift Every Voice and Sing: The Negro National Anthem

Mr. Bond talked about the book Lift Every Voice and Sing: A Celebration of the Negro National Anthem, 100 Years, 100 Voices, published… read more

Mr. Bond talked about the book Lift Every Voice and Sing: A Celebration of the Negro National Anthem, 100 Years, 100 Voices, published by Random House, which he co-edited with Sondra Kathryn Wilson. One hundred years ago, James Weldon Johnson and his brother J. Rosamond Johnson wrote the song “Lift Every Voice and Sing” in celebration of Lincoln’s Birthday. Later this song became recognized as the Negro National Anthem. The book includes one hundred essays on the song written by writers, performers, and politicians. Mr. Bond read essays, talked about the song and its writers, and answered questions from the audience. The Black Voices of the University of Virginia Choir started the event by singing “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” close

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Book Discussion on Lift Every Voice and Sing: The Negro National Anthem

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Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 3, 2001
Last Aired:
May 26, 2001

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  • Mar 03, 2001 | 9:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 12, 2001 | 1:04am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 01, 2001 | 3:54pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 26, 2001 | 10:21pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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