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    “Lift every Voice and Sing” ,is the Negro National.Black people chose this song as the National Anthem because Weldon talks about everything that was done wrong to African American Slaves and how they always had faith in god and never forgot where they came from. “Lift Every Voice and Sing”, is a song about African Americans violent past and bright future.Weldon wrote this song to shine light on African Americans and their past to show people how determined and strong we are. “Lift Every Voice and Sing”, affects the whole black community by giving them hope when times are bad and help them understand what there ancesters went threw.The tone and mood changes many times during the song,because Weldon wants us to feel hopeful ,sad ,and thankful.In…

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    my brother came and grabbed a brush and started painting with me. Although I may not have asked for the help, it made the job easier and faster. We ended up finishing my room in a shorter time period. It goes to show that working together and accomplishing a goal as a team is much better than doing things alone. In the poem, Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing by James Weldon Johnson, it illustrates how the black community joins together through the struggles to escape the harsh times of slavery. The poem…

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    This hymn, Lift every voice and sing has been called the "Black National Anthem" because it is successful in celebrating how far the African Americans have come from their days of slavery and it also acknowledges the fact that they still have a long way to go in their journey towards freedom. This paper focuses on the song, Lift every voice and sing and how it holds great significance to African American identity and belonging in the United States drawing onto the ideas of Double Consciousness…

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    I think the Civil Rights Movement had its ups and downs, but it all ended up good yeah I know you had the Freedom summer,Emmett Till,MLK death. But it all ended in a happy ending.I would have to say Martin Luther King is the most important because he gave everyone hope. I think Civil Rights Movement was all about giving African American their rights and making everything equal and making life fair. I also think that if our society didn't have anything I think it would be the same, but I don't…

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    My Life in Music The aching pain vibrating in my chest is a constant reminder that in about thirty seconds I will be singing to more than seven thousand people. The sweat sliding down my forehead makes me realize how nervous I am. My lips are about to sing the beautiful italian words from the song, “Nel Cor Piu Non Mi Sento” written by the famous author Giovanni Paisiello. Every performance, prior to performing I am in this constant state. It is what I like to call, “the state of the…

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    Art during this time reflected the desire to use music to keep African heritage alive. Jacob Lawrence’s painting Jazz typifies the growing expression of music in African American communities, especially through jazz. The rhythms and beats of jazz were unique to African America roots in tribal music and gave them an individual voice. August Christine Savage’s bronze cast Lift Every Voice and Sing (1939),built for the World’s Fair, was based on the African American National Anthem, also titled…

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    biggest fear? Do you let this phobia affect your everyday life? My biggest fear was performing in front of an audience and I used to let this prevent me from doing what I love, singing. You should not allow performance anxiety be the cause of your discontinued performing days. It is December 15, 2013 and I am anxiously lingering at Ecoff Elementary School. Tonight will be the first time I perform on stage in front of hundreds of people; In fact, it is my first time performing in front of…

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    improvisation. Jazz was made into three different forms of music African American blues, ragtime, and European-based popular music. Louis Armstrong have a major part with the jazz influenced. Mr. Armstrong was a unofficial ambassador of Jazz. He encourage and influences others to play jazz. One of Duke Ellington famous songs was about the moans cries, and the echoes of Africa. Jazz was an expression of African American experience. The poem and art express African Americans unity together as…

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    The words “pizza taxi” may seem totally random to you, but to me and two of my best friends, Dani and Jaime, it’s a symbol of our crazy, unpredictable friendship. In the novel, How to be Bad, the three main characters, Jesse, Vicks, and Mel, resemble us in many ways; fears, personalities, beliefs, and relationships. My friends and the book crew of girls are perfect examples of how opposites attract. The resemblances start with Jaime, and Jesse being an uptight, thoughtful, “Christian Pants”,…

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    How Does Music Affect Us

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    it provides a way to express the emotions one is feeling and it even has the ability to alter emotions and lift one 's spirits. All of the different ways music effects the lives of people today are unique and priceless. Where would the world be without music? It has been scientifically proven that if we are feeling anxious or depressed music may be able to boost are spirits. We see this idea used frequently in music therapy. Why does music have this effect on us? How can certain sounds make…

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