This is a past event.

Poets & Patriots

The story of “The Star-Spangled Banner” is the story of the United States itself. The melody was famously set to new words by amateur poet and lawyer Francis Scott Key after the Battle of Baltimore in 1814. Since the “dawn’s early light” on that now emblemmatic day, the song has grown and changed in ways largely forgotten today. This lecture and discussion by U-M Associate Professor of Musicology and American Culture Mark Clague will explore the history of the U.S. national anthem as a witness to the story of the nation itself.

Venue Details

Nearby

  • or

Newsletters

Join Detroit Metro Times Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Everyone we saw marching in Detroit for reproductive rights after 'Roe v. Wade' was overturned on Friday

The Michigan Coalition for Reproductive Liberation held an emergency rally on Friday evening following a decision to overturn Roe v. Wade by the…

By Marc Klockow

Everyone we saw marching in Detroit for reproductive rights after 'Roe v. Wade' was overturned on Friday
50 slides

20 kid-friendly places within a five hour drive from Detroit

School's out for summer, and that means the kids are going to be around the house a little bit more. Michigan is…

By Metro Times Staff

Chicago Children’s Museum
700 East Grand Avenue, Suite 127, Chicago; 312-527-1000;chicagochildrensmuseum.org

The Chicago Children’s Museum is a hands-on children’s museum located right on Navy Pier. Children can dig for fossils, brave the treehouse trails, and much more at this museum. We suggest hitting the Navy Pier for a little extra fun after your trip.
20 slides

This Detroit church is for sale for $789K — let’s take a look

Detroit's gospel and religious roots run deep, and now there's an opportunity for someone to be able to own a church building…

By Alex Washington

This Detroit church is for sale for $789K — let's take a look
16 slides

Everything we saw at the 2022 Juneteenth Family Reunion in Southfield

On June 19, people across the country celebrated Juneteenth, commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. That included the 4th annual Juneteenth…

By Marc Klockow, Tyrell Boydston

New Slideshow
69 slides