In 1901, Bob Cole, James Weldon Johnson, and J. Rosamond Johnson wrote this song commemorating Carney's heroism. The Johnson brothers also wrote, "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing: National Hymn for the Colored People of America" (1900), a piece that enjoyed immediate popularity and has been dubbed the "Negro National Anthem." http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/aaohtml/exhibit/aopart6.html#06a African American Odyssey: The Booker T. Washington Era (Part 1) lcweb2.loc.gov Booker T. Washington--Up From Slavery Born a slave in Virginia in 1856, Booker T. Washington managed to get a primary education that allowed his probationary admittance to Hampton Institute. There he proved such an exemplary student, teacher, and speaker that the principal of Hampton recommended Washington to Alabamans who were trying to establish a school for African Americans in their state. http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/aaohtml/exhibit/aopart6.html#06b African American Odyssey: The Booker T. Washington Era (Part 1) lcweb2.loc.gov African American artistic genius in music, painting, sculpture, literature, and dance became more evident to white society at large. Some of the artists of this period, including poet Paul Laurence Dunbar and the Fisk Jubilee Singers, won international acclaim. This section of the exhibit demonstrates the progress of blacks in the last decades of the nineteenth century http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/aaohtml/exhibit/aopart6.html African American Odyssey: The Booker T. Washington Era (Part 1) lcweb2.loc.gov I ran across this with an assignment for school. I was doing reach on and i think we all should know some of this. My question for this class was:List five events and/or five people that you see as important in world history. Why do you consider them important? Think of how your own background and culture led you to your own choices.