US officials propose the national anthem of blacks as America’s anthem


American representative James Clyburn (DS.C.) proposes that a song that many knew as the national anthem of blacks should be considered the national anthem.

Clyburn would like to “Raise every voice and sing” on par with the national anthem as a sign of the unification of the country, according to Randi Richardson of NBC News.

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“To make” Raise every voice and sing “a national anthem would be an act of unification of the country. A mere gesture would be an act of healing ”Clyburn he said in a tweet. “Anyone can identify with this song.”

Clyburn, “the most senior African American in Congress,” according to USA Today Deborah Barfield Berry plans to present the proposal this week.

“You don’t sing a separate national anthem, you sing the country’s national anthem,” he told Berry.

“NAACP leader Weldon Johnson wrote this as a poem in 1899, before his brother John Rosamond Johnson wrote an instrumental arrangement for him, making it a song in recognition of the fight for black freedom to celebrate decades of overcoming and hope for a better future. Writes Richardson.

Clyburn told Richardson that making this song a national anthem should not be seen as a departure from The Star-Spangled Banner, but adding it by linking the country to Lift Every Voice and Sing.

According to Berry, not everyone agrees, as many experts and historians “state that the legislative pressure is more symbolic and will do little to solve the systemic problems plaguing communities of color.”

According to Richardson, Clyburn has spearheaded the measure for decades, saying that the recent chain of events – including last summer’s shootings, protests and the recent violence in the Capitol – has prompted him to take the initiative again.


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