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Star Spangled Banner’s Racism


Be sure to watch the Morgan State University documentary of the national anthem. Listen as a black chorus sings the racist stanza that is ignored:
“And where is that band who so vauntingly swore,
That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion
A home and a Country should leave us no more?
Their blood has wash’d out their foul footstep’s pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave,
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

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