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“Lift Every Voice:” Juneteenth, 2021

The VIDEO below shows the singing of “Lift Every Voice and Sing”—the Black national anthem—at this year’s celebration of Juneteenth in Aurora, Illinois, June 19th, 2021. It took more than 2 ½ years after Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on … Continue reading

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Fenton Johnson: Request Denied

The only child of a prosperous Chicago family, Fenton Johnson (1888-1958) spent most of his time pursuing the arts, and later in editing and journalism.  But between 1914 and 1916 he produced three volumes of poetry A Little Dreaming, Visions … Continue reading

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