National Anthem a Symbol of U.S. Patriotic Pride [Video]

National Anthem a Symbol of U.S. Patriotic Pride [Video]

  “The Star-Spangled Banner,” officially became the national anthem of the United States of America in 1931. Before then, the anthem was one of America’s popular patriotic songs for more than a hundred years. Who Wrote The Star-Spangled Banner? The anthem has its humble beginnings on Sunday, September 14, 1814, when Francis Scott Key watched […]

Is It Time to Change the National Anthem?

Is It Time to Change the National Anthem?

America is in an era where problematic iconographies such as Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben are being revised. Protesters in San Francisco pushed over a statue of Francis Scott Key. The composer of the national anthem was a known slaveholder. Additionally, Key once said African-Americans were “a distinct and inferior race of people, which all […]