Black Americans are incarcerated at more than 5 times the rate
2 Million+ activists united in the fight to end racial inequality.
"Lift Every Voice and Sing" was performed in public for the first time on Feb. 12, 1900, by a choir of 500 school children at the segregated Stanton School in Jacksonville, Florida.
NAACP is the most influential and largest civil rights organization in the nation.
"Lift Every Voice and Sing," often called "The Black National Anthem," was written as a poem by NAACP leader James Weldon Johnson and set to music by his brother, John Rosamond Johnson.
The NAACP Peoria local unit provides a number of resources for the black community. We pride ourselves in our continual presence in helping make Peoria a home that you can be proud to live, work and thrive in.
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Each and every NAACP member makes a difference to the complex, ongoing work of advancing racial equity.