Francis Scott Key composes the Star Spangled Banner.
Andrew Jackson’s removal of the Cherokee people from Georgia to Oklahoma.
This was the first published collection of African American music in the United States. It was collected by William Allen Francis.
Although controversial when first released, this recording was the more 'wholesome' anthem of America.
Marian Anderson sings a free, public concert at the Lincoln Memorial after being banned from singing at Constitution Hall by the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Woody Guthrie releases his own national anthem in response to God Bless America.
We Shall Overcome is a gospel song that became adopted by the Civil Rights Movement and is associated with a hymn by Charles Albert Tindley.
Alan Lomax and his family were responsible for contributing over 3000 folk recordings to the Library of Congress. They traveled throughout the country through the south and the Appalachia’s.