Rape James Clyb, DS.C., wants the song to be known as the black national anthem recognized as a national hymn.
Clyburn, the third-largest Democrat in the House and its highest-ranking black member, introduced a proposal to upgrade “Lift a Voice and Sing” to stand with the national anthem earlier this week to bring the country together. Is planning to do Healed with a song “Everyone can recognize,” He tweeted.
The change would tell black people, “You’re not singing a different national anthem, you’re singing the nation’s national hymn,” he told USA Today.
Clyburn also said that he wanted to carry out the initiative for decades and asked his team to start the paperwork last month. The current political climate – initially after the summer shootings and protests, and especially the riots in the Capitol last week – prompted him to reissue the proposal, he said.
“Lift Every Voice and Sing” emerged as a Black American, faced with the threat of lynching, and the realities of isolation and discrimination. NAACP leader Weldon Johnson wrote it as a poem in 1899 before his brother John Rosamandmon wrote an instrumental arrangement for it, making it so. It is a song in recognition of the Black Freedom Struggle, to celebrate decades of celebrations and to hope for a better future.
Raise your voice and sing
‘Til the ring of earth and heaven,
Ring with Harmony of Liberty;
Let our joy grow
As the sky of the high list,
Let it resonate loudly as a rolling c.
Sing the song full of faith, which the dark past has taught us,
Sing a song full of hope that the present has brought us;
Facing the rising sun of our new day,
Let us win the march.
Clyburn says it is a national hymn that can bring the country together without taking away from the “star-spangled banner”.
“The Star-Spangled Banner” has received criticism from San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and other activists for how glorification of slavery has been in its often abandoned third verse. This season, the NFL played both “Lift Every Voice and Sing” and “The Star-Spangled Banner” before the Week 1 game.
In a letter to colleagues, Clyb said the song is an important part of the American experience and he expects “broad” bipartisan support for his proposal in both rooms, according to USA Today.
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