Article Review: Lift Every Voice

Nadya Lopez

Alisha Lola Jones wrote a wonderful article titled “Lift Every Voice: Marian Anderson, Florence B. Price And The Sound Of Black Sisterhood” examining black women’s place in history and how Marian Anderson and Florence B. Price paved the way for many historical movements. Jones writes how black women have been at the head of many influential black movements including the #MeToo movement, the #BlackLivesMatter movement, and the #SayHerName movement. She goes into talking about the history of Marian Anderson and how she performed all over the country in segregated areas. The song Lift Every Voice and is kind of an anthem to black women starting these movements. I really enjoyed the way the author tied in modern aspects while talking about the history of a very accomplished woman. I wish she went into depth more of Marian Anderson’s background and childhood. Also, I wish she went into depth more about the struggles Anderson had to go through being in the light like she was.