Lift Every Voice and Sing

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This lesson, one of a multi-part unit from ARTSEDGE, explores the origins of "The Black National Anthem," which was originally a poem by James Weldon Johnson entitled "Lift Every Voice and Sing." By analyzing the poem's figurative language, students understand how the poem conveys a sense of hope and unity despite hardship. Students also learn how the addition of music further enhances the messages of imagery of the poem.

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    Grade: 5 to 8

    Topics: History-Social Science, Music, Literature, Visual Arts, English-Language Arts, United States History

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