All this month, we here at the Project have posted James Wheldon Johnson’s ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’. Now you may know it as the Negro National Anthem, but we argue it’s also a song that we now will never replace the Star Spangled Banner, but the goals of this tune to ‘let us march on till victory is won’ reflects the pain, heartaches and struggles our ancestors and if we’re old enough, our parents and grandparents had to face. Most passed on before they had the opportunity to witness their labors were not in vain. This generation and all others after it must continue the good fight as tribute to those who have left us, but also left a legacy that impacts our way of life even to this day.
The following clips are of young people singing this song from their hearts. It is our hope at the Project it will also inspire them to do wonderful and substantive achievements in their lives as well. Take care.