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Lift Every Voice and Sing ... and Support Local Organizations Helping our Youth!

Do you know the beautiful, stirring, powerful anthem, the official song of the NAACP, the Black national anthem, Lift Every Voice and Sing?

If you don’t, here’s an excellent piece that ran on WBEZ this morning about the song, it’s history and meaning, and some famous people singing it. You owe it to yourself to listen and learn!

If you know it—record yourself (solo or as a group) singing it on your phone and post the recording on Dear Evanston!

Every recording I receive will get a DE coffee mug, a $5 gift card to Curt's Cafe, and a $5 donation will be made to City of Evanston Illinois Government's Youth and Young Adult Division, The Officer and Gentlemen Academy, and James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy That’s for EVERY person who participates!

If you have trouble posting it or if you'd like DE to record you, please email me at!

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Your recording MUST be posted on DE (or arrangements made with me) by Thursday, August 26 at 5 p.m. to qualify!

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