Music: Song of Faith

A thousand Negroes stood last week in a public park in Dallas singing to an orchestra's accompaniment. On the program was a number entitled Lift Every Voice and Sing. Called out Director A. H. Jackson: "How many of you know the song?" Almost every hand shot up.

Wherever Negroes gather in the U.S., hands rise just as quickly to such a question. To them Lift Every Voice and Sing is the No. 2 song to the national anthem. While white people bemoan the lack of suitable patriotic songs, even find fault with The Star-Spangled Banner's annoying octave-and-a-half range, colored people have quietly...

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