Category Archives: Abolition

Abolitionist Star Spangled Banner —”Oh Say, Do You Hear?” (1844)

In the 19th-century, the music and words known today as the national anthem of the United States —”The Star-Spangled Banner”—was deeply associated with American identity but just one of many patriotic songs. All of America’s patriotic songs were part of … Continue reading

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Banner Moments #5: Holmes Adds Civil War Verse to Anthem

Banner Moments History Series (Forward / Back) Banner Moments History Series (Forward / Back)

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