James Weldon Johnson’s “Lift Every Voice and Sing”

James Hill’s “DeathWish” ends with a moving description of Jiggs on the shoulders of paraders singing “Lift Every Voice and Sing” written by Johnson and set to music by his brother.  Here is a youtube video on the history of the song.  JWJ is interred at Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn.

“Lift Every Voice and Sing”

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  1. cdeliason

    Included with the National Anthem at a NASCAR event this past weekend! https://thegrio.com/2020/06/29/lift-every-voice-sing-nascar/

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