“Lift Every Voice: Marian Anderson, Florence B. Price And The Sound Of Black Sisterhood” Article Critique
In “Lift Every Voice: Marian Anderson, Florence B. Price And The Sound Of Black Sisterhood” by Alisha Lola Jones, the author explores the impact that Marian Anderson and Florence B. Price had on society. Both women impacted the black community immensely. They spoke about sisterhood and the power that we have as black women. They were advocates and set a good example for women everywhere.
I truly appreciated how the author made current day connections as she mentioned present movements that were spearheaded by black women like #BlackLivesMatter, #MeToo, and #SayHerName. She connects the past and the present making her words more relatable and accessible to all readers.
The author mentioned the networks that Marian Anderson was involved in like church’s, black women’s clubs, Howard University, the NAACP, and more. These networks led to new realizations and new political stances throughout history. She gives the reader an idea of the environments that Marian Anderson was in and the networks that each had an influence on her life.
Jones went on to acknowledge the power that black women’s movement has had on spreading the movement and integrating the ideals that Marian Anderson and Florence B. Price advocated for into the daily life of their customers.