"Lift Every Voice and Sing" with Dr. Philip L. Clay

Jan 20, 2012

Wilmington native, Dr. Phillip L. Clay, stops by to discuss the song Lift Every Voice and Sing.

Once known as the Negro National Anthem (and still sometimes referred to as the African-American National Anthem) was written in 1901 by James Weldon Johnson (text) and his brother J. Rosamund Johnson (music).

Dr. Clay spoke last night at Kenan Auditorium.  For more information, see Michelle Bliss's coverage of the event.

During our Classical block on Tuesdays through Fridays at 12:06, Jemila Ericson and other staff members host a celebration of the arts and culture of the Lower Cape Fear. They interview artists, actors, dancers, writers and creators of community events--all the inspiring movers and shakers who enrich our lives.