Stefani Reynolds – Pool / Getty ImagesDemocratic House Majority Whip James Clyburn, chairman of the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, speaks during a hearing on Sept. 23, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Stefani Reynolds – Pool / Getty Images)
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.
“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