Written in 1814, “The Star-Spangled Banner” is the most controversial song in United States history and it continues to inflame passions to this day. In this presentation, author Marc Ferris relates the fascinating hidden history of our national anthem, punctuated by live musical renditions of the song’s original version and other tunes considered for anthem status. Join us for an entertaining program of American music and political history.
Marc Ferris, author of the acclaimed book Star-Spangled Banner: The Unlikely Story of America’s National Anthem, has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, NPR, CBS This Morning and many other major media outlets.
Registration requested but drop-ins also welcome!
This program is sponsored by the Mount Pleasant Public Library
Event Type(s): Adult
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