Lift Every Voice and Sing

Lift Every Voice and Sing

"Lift Every Voice and Sing" — often referred to as "The Negro National Anthem"— is a song written as a poem by James Weldon Johnson (1871–1938) in 1899 and set to music by his brother John Rosamond Johnson (1873–1954) in 1900. It is also the name of one of the authorized hymnals in the Episcopal church.

James Johnson
Public Domain

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How does the poem convey the opposite feelings of struggle and hope?
STANDARDS:
RL.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RL.2 - Main Ideas, RL.7 - Diverse Media

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,4
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