Black History Month is an annual celebration that received official recognition from governments in the United States and Canada, and more recently has been observed in Ireland and the United Kingdom, and other locations.
Let’s honor the African Americans who contributed to the rich legacy of their ancestors and many-many our Brothers and Sisters who continue to inspire us today.
Do you know “Lift Every Voice and Sing” , a hymn written by NAACP leader James Weldon Johnson in 1900 and set to music by his brother, J. Rosamond Johnson was adopted by the NAACP as the Black National Anthem in 1919?
Felder, Cain Hope. 1991. Stony the Road We Trod : African American Biblical Interpretation. Minneapolis: Fortress Press. (Access this ebook via Fuller library). Thirtieth anniversary expanded edition.
Francis, Aisha. “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” In Encyclopedia of Black Studies, by Molefi Kete Asante, and Ama Mazama. Sage Publications, 2004. via Credo Reference. (Access this article via Fuller library; signing into the network is required).
“Lift Every Voice and Sing.” via Hymnary.org
Lift Every Voice and Sing via NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People).
Miller, Cait. “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” via Library of Congress “In the Muse” (Performing Arts Blog), February 8, 2022.
Sapir, Edward. Review of The Book of American Negro Spirituals, by J. W. Johnson. The Journal of American Folklore 41, no. 159 (1928): 172–74. https://doi.org/10.2307/534910. via JSTOR.
Wedin, Carolyn. “Johnson, J. Rosamond.” Oxford African American Studies Center. 1 Dec. 2009; Accessed 8 Feb. 2022. https://oxfordaasc-com.fuller.idm.oclc.org/view/10.1093/acref/9780195301731.001.0001/acref-9780195301731-e-45762. via Oxford African American Studies Center.