Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us,
Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us.
Written by James Weldon Johnson in 1900 to celebrate Abraham Lincoln's birthday, "Lift Every Voice and Sing" has become an anthem for African Americans in the struggle for equality.
Bryan Collier's vibrant, stunning artwork offers an inspirational and rousing interpretation of this powerful song that continues to influence and shape new generations of children today.
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James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938) was a prominent author, lawyer, educator, diplomat, and early civil rights leader. He was also the author of The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man, originally published anonymously. In 1900 he wrote the lyrics and his brother, Rosamond, composed the music for "Lift Every Voice and Sing," which is still widely sung today and has come to be known as the official African American National Anthem.Review:
"Collier’s collage illustrations created with fabric and paint are expansive, sweeping completely over the spreads. Images are subtle yet evocative." -- School Library Journal
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Book Description Amistad, 2007. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11006145897X
Book Description Amistad. LIBRARY BINDING. Book Condition: New. 006145897X New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1806424