Lift Every Voice: Marian Anderson, Florence B. Price And The Sound Of Black Sisterhood

Lift Every Voice: The Sound of Black Sisterhood

Resistance: the refusal to accept or comply with something; the attempt to prevent something by action or argument. As women of color, we showcase our forms of resistance in the streets and in the realm of politics. We LEAD the resistance. Marian Anderson who was one of the most famous spiritual and opera singers of the 20th century used her platform for just that. Her biggest performance was at Lincoln Memorial. She closed her performance with My Soul is Anchored in the Lord, originally composed by Florence B. Price. No matter what restaurant she wasn’t allowed to eat in, what hotel she wasn’t allowed to stay in, or what crowd she wasn’t allowed to perform in front of, she stood in her truth. One aspect that stood out to me, was her mention of Florence B. Price. With the world we live in, I feel like we tear each other down before we build each other up as black women. This was the perfect example of how as we climb the ladder of life, we should bring others with us and when we can, offer them a seat at the table.

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