TEACH THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER
Here is the SMITHSONIAN on just how ugly the bigotry of Francis Scott Key & the Star Spangled Banner truly is.
Francis Scott Key was a racist slave-owner. The third verse of the “national” anthem talks about killing slaves who fought for their freedom with the British.
And where is that band who so vauntingly swore,
That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion
A home and a Country should leave us no more?
Their blood has wash’d out their foul footstep’s pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave,
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
Francis Scott Key, a slaveholding lawyer from an old Maryland plantation family, wrote the song that would in 1931 become the national anthem and proclaim our nation “the land of the free.” (Wikimedia Commons, Joseph Wood, c. 1825)
CLASSROOM MUSIC: THE STATE SONG
Maryland My Maryland is sung at the Preakness Stakes which is televised. Maryland lawmakers who support changing the official state song think the time is right to finally wipe away “Northern scum” and other sensitive pre-Civil War phrases.
- THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND BY WOODY GUTHRIE
- Jim Crow – Jump Jim Crow Scottish roots of the KKK The Scots-Gaelic Sanas of Ku Klux Klan ~ Dan Cassidy
- Maryland May Have To Change Its State Song Because It’s TOO RACIST
The Prison Industrial Complex: Putting Inmates to Work: 1930s – the 2010’s
Factories with Fences
Slave Labor that produces products
the U.S. Government and private companies.
$16,000.oo for pre school education
$$$ 45,000.oo per prisoner per year ! ! !