Star Spangled Banner
Originally published 11/09/2017
Those who argue the song is racist point to a rarely sung and little-known line in the third verse that says, “No refuge could save the hireling and slave/From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave.”
Originally published 09/05/2016
"The Star-Spangled Banner" in no way glorifies or celebrates slavery.
Originally published 09/11/2015
Perhaps it is time to revisit the long standing debate about replacing the song that Americans love to complain about.
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