Lift Every Voice and Sing
Lift Every Voice and Sing

Lift Every Voice and Sing

Written by James Weldon Johnson
6 - 9
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Jan 8, 2019
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First written by a schoolteacher and activist in 1900 and then declared the official African American National Anthem by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in 1919, “Lift Every Voice and Sing” has been a cornerstone hymn chronicling the black experience for more than one hundred years. Lyrics to this moving history are paired with the linocuts of Elizabeth Catlett, a Harlem Renaissance artist best known for her unique representations of the struggles and triumphs of black men, women, and children. Newly back in print and updated with a fresh design as well as an introduction from beloved author and illustrator Ashley Bryan, Lift Every Voice and Sing is a more relevant than ever celebration of black lives.

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Publication Date
January 8, 2019
Bloomsbury Children's Books
Page Count
Reading Age
6 - 9 years
Lib. of Congress (LCCN)

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