The Star-Spangled Bannercast with Mark Clague: Writing Our Anthem

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July 3, 2015 at the Downtown Netcasting Studio

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In celebration of the 200th anniversary of The Star-Spangled Banner, UM School of Music, Theatre & Dance Professor Mark Clague talks with us about Francis Scott Key and the writing of our national anthem.

In this Bannercast, Mark shares the story of The Star-Spangled Banner's author and his shipboard seat for the Battle of Fort McHenry, during which he wrote the anthem. Mark discusses the events surrounding the writing of the song, as well as the manner in which it was distributed and how it grew in popularity.

Length: 00:35:19
Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)
Rights Held by: Ann Arbor District Library
Related Event:
Banner Moments: The National Anthem in American Life


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