Listen to “Lift Every Voice And Sing” online: Melody used to sing this particular song in her church choir. Yes She Can trainee Vanessa loves this song. We invite you to listen to this song as you read this blog post.
When she is given an opportunity to sing a solo in her church choir she chooses to sing Lift Every Voice And Sing, a song she believes illustrates her experiences and struggles as a young Black girl, ”Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us,/ Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us” (James Weldon Johnson, J. Rosamond Johnson). It goes to show that you don’t need to be wealthy, or famous, to make a difference. Everyone has the power to influence change every day. If you really want to, you can stand up for what is right.