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House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn said Tuesday that he will introduce a measure that would make a song known as the “Black national anthem” the official national hymn of the United States.
Clyburn said he wants to make the song “Lift Every Voice and Sing” the national hymn for the U. S. because he believes everyone can identify with the song and that it would help heal the country in an interview with USA Today published Monday.
“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 Hill reported. “The gesture itself would be an act of healing. Everybody can identify with that song.”
“Lift Every Voice and Sing” would not replace the country’s official national anthem, “The Star-Spangle... (Read more)
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