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Black National Anthem History

House Judiciary Committee

Constitution Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Subcommittee

Examining the History and Importance of Lift Every Voice and Sing

Friday February 4, 2022 9:00 a.m.

Room: Remote Videoconference

Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC), Member of Congress

Mr. Leon Russell, Chair, NAACP National Board of Directors

Mr. Dwandalyn Reece, Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs, Smithsonian Institution - National Museum of African American History & Culture

Mr. Naomi Andre, Professor of Arts and Ideas, University of Michigan - Department of Afroamerican and African Studies

Mr. Clarence Henderson, President, Frederick Douglass Foundation of North Carolina

Mr. Shana Redmond, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University

Mr. Lloyd Washington, President, Durkeeville Historical Society Museum

Mr. Melanie Edwards, Adjunct, Columbia University - Office of Government and Community Affairs