American Anthem

Aug 9, 2019

Monday, September 2 at Noon

Presented by NPR’s Arts Desk, the American Anthem series has highlighted the creation, popularization, and evolution of a selection of songs about our shared national identity as Americans.

Songs like “Fight the Power”, “This Land is Your Land”, “Dixie”, and “The Times They Are A-Changin'” were all written as a response to a moment or a movement and grew into an anthem of its own.

American Anthem: The Special explores some of the songs that speak to the changing ways in which we think and rethink what it means to be an American.