Lift Every Voice Post by Kendal Releford

LIFT EVERY VOICE

The article about Marian Anderson and Florence B. Price was all about women empowerment. Not only women, but more specifically black women. The article mentions that throughout history women have created a space for themselves and each other in daily life. Marian Anderson expressed black women’s views through the politics of concert performance. The National Association for Negro Musicians played a big role in success of Anderson and Price’s career. Anderson and Price met each other in the 1930s and got heavily involved in a network of black music artisans. They found exposure and collaborative partners in the NANM. Price composed fifty songs for Anderson and she often ended her performances with “My Soul’s Been Anchored in the Lord.” The lyrics of Price’s arrangements focused on God’s steadfastness, community, and black sisterhood.

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Kendal Releford

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