Tuesday, February 01, 2011

"The Battle Hymn of the Republic" by Whitney Houston

Following the end of the First Gulf War in 1991, Whitney Houston sang The Battle Hymn of the Republic at a star-studded gala called Welcome Home Heroes; the song, written by Julia Ward Howe in November 1861 and first published in The Atlantic Monthly on this day in 1862, has never rung truer, neither has Black History Month ever seemed as apt as it has done during the Obama Administration.

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