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The Resource May we forever stand : a history of the black national anthem, Imani Perry

May we forever stand : a history of the black national anthem, Imani Perry

Label
May we forever stand : a history of the black national anthem
Title
May we forever stand
Title remainder
a history of the black national anthem
Statement of responsibility
Imani Perry
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The twin acts of singing and fighting for freedom have been inseparable in African American history. May We Forever Stand tells an essential part of that story. With lyrics penned by James Weldon Johnson and music composed by his brother Rosamond, "Lift Every Voice and Sing" was embraced almost immediately as an anthem that captured the story and the aspirations of black Americans. Since the song's creation, it has been adopted by the NAACP and performed by countless artists in times of both crisis and celebration, cementing its place in African American life up through the present day. In this rich, poignant, and readable work, Imani Perry tells the story of the Black National Anthem as it traveled from South to North, from civil rights to black power, and from countless family reunions to Carnegie Hall and the Oval Office. Drawing on a wide array of sources, Perry uses "Lift Every Voice and Sing" as a window on the powerful ways African Americans have used music and culture to organize, mourn, challenge, and celebrate for more than a century." -- Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
NcU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Perry, Imani
Dewey number
782.25089/96073
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3561.L54
LC item number
P37 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Johnson, J. Rosamond
  • African Americans
  • Anthems
  • African Americans
Label
May we forever stand : a history of the black national anthem, Imani Perry
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I'll make me a world: black formalism at the nadir -- The sound and fury of a renaissance: art and activism in the early twentieth century -- School bell song: "Lift every voice and sing" in the lives of children in the segregated South -- The bell tolls for thee: war, Americana, and the anthem -- Shall we overcome? Music and the movement -- All power, all poetry, to the people: from "Negro" to "black" national anthem -- A piece of the rock: post-civil rights losses, gains, and remnants
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 280 pages
Isbn
9781469638607
Lccn
2017037709
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • on1000527076
  • (OCoLC)1000527076
  • 2335628
Label
May we forever stand : a history of the black national anthem, Imani Perry
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I'll make me a world: black formalism at the nadir -- The sound and fury of a renaissance: art and activism in the early twentieth century -- School bell song: "Lift every voice and sing" in the lives of children in the segregated South -- The bell tolls for thee: war, Americana, and the anthem -- Shall we overcome? Music and the movement -- All power, all poetry, to the people: from "Negro" to "black" national anthem -- A piece of the rock: post-civil rights losses, gains, and remnants
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 280 pages
Isbn
9781469638607
Lccn
2017037709
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • on1000527076
  • (OCoLC)1000527076
  • 2335628

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