All are welcome to join the kickoff of Black History Month on Tuesday, February 2, with “Singing the Nation into Being: The Many Lives of ‘Lift Every Voice and Spring.'” Dr. Sonya Donaldson, Associate Professor of English and Director of the Lee Hagan Africana Studies Center, as well as Coordinator of the African and African American Studies Program at New Jersey City University, will present her research on the Black National Anthem. Dr. Donaldson is the curator of a Black digital humanities project that aims to stir discussion about the meaning and resonance of James Weldon Johnson and J. Rosamund Johnson’s “Lift Every Voice and Sing” (1900).
The online event begins at 6 p.m. Registration is required.
A recording of the event can be found at https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/C-oKSd-zrUAS6KUspl3lN0XZoQnibVk2ru7qEf1OW4AHvmwEWVgtRg9cbNxu-Wmn.ijf1Z1B7AHOnJQnb.
This event is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Inclusion, and Civic Engagement.