Lift Every Voice: Music in American Life


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This online exhibit, from the University of Virginia Library, takes its name from a hymn composed a century ago by two African-American brothers, James Weldon and J. Rosamond Johnson. Written in the days of the Jim Crow South, "Lift Every Voice and Sing" inspired African Americans to persist in their struggle for equal rights. This resource is referenced in the EDSITEment lesson titled "'Leap, plashless': Emily Dickinson and Poetic Imagination."

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    Grade: 3 to 12

    Topics: Literary Analysis, Visual Arts & Performing Arts, English-Language Arts, Music

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