Trump underling Terrence K. Williams took to Twitter to discuss the racist nature of the “Black National Anthem” on Twitter yesterday.
Clearly, Terrence K. Williams doesn’t know anything about Dr. King or the song “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” which will be performed prior to the “Star Spangled Banner” which is typical performance protocol as with songs such as “God Bless America” or “America the Beautiful”. Furthermore the history of the song Lift Every Voice and Sing – often called “The Black National Anthem” – was written as a poem by NAACP leader James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938) and then set to music by his brother John Rosamond Johnson (1873-1954) in 1899. It was first performed in public in the Johnsons’ hometown of Jacksonville, Florida as part of a celebration of Lincoln’s Birthday on February 12, 1900 by a choir of 500 schoolchildren at the segregated Stanton School, where James Weldon Johnson was principal.
Says a lot about his character that Terrence could find time to demean a song that is meant to bring people together but has nothing to say about the President retweeting “white power” or Trump’s campaign using the Nazi symbol!!