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American History

Themes of Faith and Hope in ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’

December 2, 2022

The ‘national anthem’ of Black Americans, ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ also speaks of faith and hope. Inspired, free Blacks started their own churches; safe spaces for worship, socialize, and discuss racial matters, free of white interference. […]

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American History

‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’: The Journey from Slavery to Freedom

December 2, 2022

Written more than a century ago, the song, ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’, was able to capture the emotions of Black Americans very well. It celebrated emancipation and conveyed the feelings of accomplishment of the African Americans. It affirmed the strength that African Americans had exhibited during the journey from slavery to freedom. […]

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American History

The Wilmington Massacre of 1898

November 26, 2022

The whites wanted to abolish and segregate the African Americans. With this end in view they conspired against Alexander Manly, a newspaper editor, and overthrew the government following a violent attack. […]

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