Eugene Williams is a 76-year old retired professor from Clinton, Maryland who has been petitioning the NBA to play the “Negro National Anthem”. Several teams did during February, Black History Month. It seems very divisive.
In addition to kneeling during the Anthem, we now have players in a different sport playing a different Anthem. It is what Obama wanted – two Americas.
Eugene Williams called and wrote to NBA teams for six months to talk them into playing the song, “Lift Every Voice and Sing”, in February, Black History Month.
My mission will be completed if it’s done in stadiums all over the United States of America,” Williams said. “That is my hope. That is my prayer. It will make our players feel more positive about themselves and about the game . . . it will uplift their spirits as it does mine.”
On Wednesday night, the Washington [Grand] Wizards became the fourth NBA team to play the song at a game. The Oklahoma City Thunder, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Warriors played it in previous home games.
Williams said, “I had no idea it would amount to all of this.” He is planning to go after universities. It has already been played at Georgetown University.
Williams appears to be a sincere elderly gentleman but he’s also very divisive. It’s not 1964 any longer.
He said, “My mission will be completed if it’s done in stadiums all over the United States of America. That is my hope. That is my prayer. It will make our [black] players feel more positive about themselves and about the game [as a black privilege vehicle]… it will uplift their spirits as it does mine.”
His prayer should be for one America in the UNITED States, but it’s not.
Williams grew up with the song and wants today’s [black] athletes to get the same feeling from it that he did. The black agitator said, “For me, it was the fight song. When I was a kid we had to learn it, we had to sing it, we performed it at athletic events, at church events.”
What is he fighting? White people obviously.
He added, “It has always stuck with me as something that gave me strength, gave me power [black power], and I feel personally for those people who know it, that anthem does the same thing for them.”
We can blame Obama and his Socialist administration for this divisiveness.
The lyrics to “Lift Every Voice and Sing” was written by James Weldon Johnson, an author, civil rights activist and educator. His brother, J. Rosamond Johnson, wrote the music for the Stanton School celebration of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday in 1900. It was sung by a chorus of 500 black children.
The song later became an anthem for black Americans during the 1960s civil rights movement.