Aloe Blacc “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing (feat. The String Queens)” – [ESPN]


It’s called the Black National Anthem. First penned as a poem in 1900, Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing is the melodic cornerstone of the African-American experience—a quiet but steadfast declaration of the pain and resilience of our ancestors.

In a moment in time when the very word anthem stirs debate and controversy, Lift E’vry Voice and Sing is singular and unmistakable in its message of hope. Filmed on the grounds of the Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s former plantation, Aloe Blacc’s modern-day rendition speaks to the struggle today in the new civil rights era, with a brilliant reimagining of what the present offers and the future holds.