U.S.A. / 1899
The little-known third verse from the Black American National Anthem contains these beautiful lines. I thought I'd feature it in the wake of this whole #colinkaepernick scandal/white panic. The song was originally a poem, and was finally set to music in 1905. In 1919, the NAACP declared it to be our own national anthem. Wish I could say I knew the lyrics to this tune more so than the other. Love this whole poem. It really tells a tale of our struggles and triumphs. *insert black american flag* Remember: we were never meant to survive. I don't know much about Johnson, so I'm gonna post some more stuff from him in these next few days.