I am curious as to who wrote this piece, and when.
The implication that James Weldon Johnson having been a Republican when he wrote the song is relevant today is sophomoric.
I do find it interesting that this informed writer apparently considers the NAACP not only a nation, but having 'national anthem'.
Such ignorance is beginning to loose patience with such ignorance.
Try a 'one-time-through' of this to help get your bearings: http://www.black-network.com/anthem.htm
It is truly sad that we don't know what our national anthem represents sufficient to even describe properly.
What an insult.
Who is this person?