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Imani Perry & Kinohi Nishikawa in Conversation—”May We Forever Stand: A History of the Black National Anthem,” April 5, 2018

On April 5 at 6 pm at Labyrinth Books, Princeton, Imani Perry, Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, and Kinohi Nishikawa, Assistant Professor of English and African American Studies at Princeton University, will discuss Perry’s new book, May…

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Colin Kaepernick and Legacy of the Negro National Anthem

Brent Staples compares the histories of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” composed by Francis Scott Key, who owned human beings, and “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” the popularity of the latter in the African American community reflecting “a quiet act of rebellion…

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