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Maeve O'Meara

100 Years of Fortitude

Julian Bond sat quietly sipping his Frappuccino as people milled around or flipped through magazines in the cafe at Barnes and Noble bookstore. Some of these patrons eyed the NAACP chairman and University professor in the few minutes before his scheduled book signing and discussion of "Lift Every Voice and Sing: A Celebration of the Negro National Anthem, 100 Years, 100 Voices." In celebration of the Black National Anthem centennial, Bond and co-editor Sandra Wilson compiled 100 essays by artists, politicians and educators reflecting on their personal experiences with the song.

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