(TRICEEDNEYWIRE.COM) – House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.), the highest ranking Black member of Congress, told journalists Sunday that he plans to introduce legislation to make “Lift Every Voice and Sing” the “national hymn.”
House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn speaks to the Journal-isms Rountable.
“I’ve been toying around with an idea now for two or three decades, ever since I’ve been in the Congress,” Clyburn said during Richard Prince’s Journal-isms Roundtable Jan. 3. “I’ve been trying to build up enough nerve to introduce a national hymn.
“I instructed my staff two weeks ago to prepare legislation for me to apply this week to make ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ our national hymn. We have a national anthem, we don’t have a national hymn. I would love to see that become our national hymn, and being sung at events, not as the Negro National Anthem, but as the United
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