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Student Refusal to Stand For Black National Anthem ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ Leads to Policy Change

A protest over the African-American national anthem, “Lift Every Voice and Sing”, has led to a policy change for Capital High School students in West Virginia.

Previously, students were required to stand for all morning observances, which sometimes included the national anthem and the African-American national anthem, ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing.”  However, the policy was revised after an investigation by Mark Milam, assistant superintendent for Kanawha County high schools, making it so that students are not required to stand for morning observations.

Instead of requiring students to stand, the policy will now require that  ”during the Pledge, nonparticipating students are expected to stand or sit silently and are not to engage in any disrupting or distracting activity.”

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