On April 18, 2010, the banner “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” welcomed the audience to a performance at the Paramount Theater in Charlottesville, Virginia. Written by James Weldon Johnson, “Lift Ev’ry Voice” is considered the African-American national anthem, and Mr. Johnson would have enjoyed the evening’s celebration of life. The program was a choir concert fund-raiser put on by the ATTF or the African- American Teaching Fellows whose mission is, “To recruit, support, develop and retain a cadre of African-American teachers to serve the schools of Charlottesville and Albemarle County.” (http://www.aateachingfellows.org/)

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