Right Song, Wrong Place

August 2008
National Review;8/4/2008, Vol. 60 Issue 14, p32
This article reports on the song "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing" and a 2008 performance of it in Denver, Colorado. The African-American hymn, written in 1900, was performed by singer Rene Marie and altered to fit the melody of national anthem "The Star-Spangled Banner." The article discusses the public reaction to the performance and the song's writers James Weldon Johnson and J. Rosamond Johnson.


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