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Special Story Time with Kelly Starling Lyons

Just in time for the 120th anniversary of the song “Lift Every Voice and Sing”–this stirring book, Sing a Song, celebrates the Black National Anthem and how it inspired five generations of a family.
In Jacksonville, Florida, two brothers, one of them the principal of a segregated, all-black school, wrote the song “Lift Every Voice and Sing” so his students could sing it for a tribute to Abraham Lincoln’s birthday in 1900. From that moment on, the song has provided inspiration and solace for generations of Black families.
Inspired by this song’s enduring significance, Kelly Starling Lyons and Keith Mallett tell a story about the generations of families who gained hope and strength from the song’s inspiring words.

Earlier Event: September 10
Toddler Yoga Story Time
Later Event: September 11
Educator Night