The enduring, expanding legacy of “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing”

From LaVilla to Coachella, "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing" continues to resonate

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In observance of Black Music Appreciation Month, we’re celebrating the musical contributions of Black artists, including those from Jacksonville. This article was originally published in July of 2021. It was 1919 when the NAACP first declared that “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” was the official Negro National Anthem; that status has never been challenged. Indeed, the passage of time has only burnished …

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