Senior House Democrat Proposing Measure to Make ‘Black National Anthem’ Official

Senior House Democrat Proposing Measure to Make ‘Black National Anthem’ Official


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House Majority Whip James Clyburn plans to introduce a measure to make “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” a song long revered in the black community, the national hymn.

The South Carolina Democrat wants to give the song that is known as “the black national anthem” a special place alongside the country’s national anthem, USA Today reported.

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“To make it a national hymn, I think would be an act of bringing the country together. It would say to people, ‘You aren’t singing a separate national anthem, you are singing the country’s national hymn,’” Clyburn said.

“The gesture itself would be an act of healing. Everybody can identify with that

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