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February 2022

In celebration of Black History Month, we pair the article "How Mahalia Jackson Sparked Martin Luther King Jr.’s 'I Have a Dream' Speech" with two videos below, The Dangers of Whitewashing Black History and Lift Every Voice and Sing. Often referred to as "The Black National Anthem," Lift Every Voice and Sing was a hymn written as a poem by NAACP leader James Weldon Johnson in 1900. The full lyrics are available online from the NAACP.