Francis Scott Key

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Daily Telegraph
Why Ralph Lauren has become Hillary Clinton's image-maker for the milestone moments in her Presidential campaignthe American flag raised at Fort McHenry, Baltimore in 1814 to celebrate victor
Why Ralph Lauren has become Hillary Clinton's image-maker for the milestone moments in her Presidential campaign
Daily Telegraph / Posted 12 hours ago
the American flag raised at Fort McHenry, Baltimore in 1814 to celebrate victory over British forces. The flag inspired Francis Scott Key to write a song that eventually became the United States national anthem. Lauren, who has long used the... Read more
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FOX40 Sacramento
Laguna Creek Football Players, Coaches Kneel for National AnthemLAGUNA -- As the words penned by Francis Scott Key drifted across the stadium a
Laguna Creek Football Players, Coaches Kneel for National Anthem
FOX40 Sacramento / Posted 3 days ago
LAGUNA -- As the words penned by Francis Scott Key drifted across the stadium at Cosumnes River College, some of the high schoolers on the field stood tall while others they linked arms with took a stand on their knees. For their third game of the... Read more
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Loveland Reporter-Herald
RH Line calls printed Sept. 23, 2016country." "Recent callers about our national anthem might be interested to kno
RH Line calls printed Sept. 23, 2016
Loveland Reporter-Herald / Posted 4 days ago
country." "Recent callers about our national anthem might be interested to know that, while the words were written by Francis Scott Key, the melody predates him by at least a century. The tune is a British drinking song, and those words and... Read more
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Marin Independent Journal
Anthem protests: Marin football players give thought to social issues, stand for nowfrom Marin City researched “The Star-Spangled Banner,” and his findings about t
Anthem protests: Marin football players give thought to social issues, stand for now
Marin Independent Journal / Posted 6 days ago
from Marin City researched “The Star-Spangled Banner,” and his findings about the anthem, written by slave-owner Francis Scott Key during the War of 1812, were eye-opening. He learned about three unpopular verses that go unsung before... Read more
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Desert Dispatch
Letters to the Editor:the siege of Fort McHenry, Maryland. After a two-day bombardment, the battle ce
Letters to the Editor:
Desert Dispatch / Posted 8 days ago
the siege of Fort McHenry, Maryland. After a two-day bombardment, the battle ceased, but no one knew who had won. When Francis Scott Key “saw by dawn's early light that the Star Spangled Banner (the American flag) yet waived,” he knew that our... Read more
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The Brown Daily Herald
Hyland GS: This is about Tyre Kingthe Star Spangled Banner itself tells us it was not meant to be inclusive of bl
Hyland GS: This is about Tyre King
The Brown Daily Herald / Posted 8 days ago
the Star Spangled Banner itself tells us it was not meant to be inclusive of black people — “the hireling or the slave,” as Francis Scott Key (a slave owner himself) put it in his third stanza. Though remarkable and beautiful to watch, the sedition... Read more
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The Brown Daily Herald
Hyland GS: This is about Tyree Kingthe Star Spangled Banner itself tells us it was not meant to be inclusive of bl
Hyland GS: This is about Tyree King
The Brown Daily Herald / Posted 8 days ago
the Star Spangled Banner itself tells us it was not meant to be inclusive of black people — “the hireling or the slave,” as Francis Scott Key (a slave owner himself) put it in his third stanza. Though remarkable and beautiful to watch, the sedition... Read more
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The News & Observer
Panthers’ anthem performer on Kaepernick: ‘I understand and applaud his stance’is not about me, it’s about America, and to play the theme straight. And I’m go
Panthers’ anthem performer on Kaepernick: ‘I understand and applaud his stance’
The News & Observer / Posted 9 days ago
is not about me, it’s about America, and to play the theme straight. And I’m going, ‘Man, show me the sheet music from Francis Scott Key, the night he wrote this thing at the shelling of Fort McHenry, negotiating the release of a prisoner. Show... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Panthers’ anthem performer on Kaepernick: ‘I understand and applaud his stance’is not about me, it’s about America, and to play the theme straight. And I’m go
Panthers’ anthem performer on Kaepernick: ‘I understand and applaud his stance’
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 9 days ago
is not about me, it’s about America, and to play the theme straight. And I’m going, ‘Man, show me the sheet music from Francis Scott Key, the night he wrote this thing at the shelling of Fort McHenry, negotiating the release of a prisoner. Show... Read more
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ajc.com
Francis Scott Key descendant slams Colin Kaepernick for...A woman from Longview, Texas, who is a direct descendant of Francis Scott Key —
Francis Scott Key descendant slams Colin Kaepernick for...
ajc.com / Posted 9 days ago
A woman from Longview, Texas, who is a direct descendant of Francis Scott Key — yes, the man who wrote the lyrics to “The Star-Spangled Banner” — has slammed Colin Kaepernick for his protest of the national anthem. A direct descendant who wrote the... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Francis Scott Key descendant slams Colin Kaepernick for...A woman from Longview, Texas, who is a direct descendant of Francis Scott Key —
Francis Scott Key descendant slams Colin Kaepernick for...
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 9 days ago
A woman from Longview, Texas, who is a direct descendant of Francis Scott Key — yes, the man who wrote the lyrics to “The Star-Spangled Banner” — has slammed Colin Kaepernick for his protest of the national anthem. A direct descendant who wrote the... Read more
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Dayton Daily News
Francis Scott Key descendant slams Colin Kaepernick for...A woman from Longview, Texas, who is a direct descendant of Francis Scott Key —
Francis Scott Key descendant slams Colin Kaepernick for...
Dayton Daily News / Posted 9 days ago
A woman from Longview, Texas, who is a direct descendant of Francis Scott Key — yes, the man who wrote the lyrics to “The Star-Spangled Banner” — has slammed Colin Kaepernick for his protest of the national anthem. A direct descendant who wrote the... Read more
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Springfield News-Sun
Francis Scott Key descendant slams Colin Kaepernick for...A woman from Longview, Texas, who is a direct descendant of Francis Scott Key —
Francis Scott Key descendant slams Colin Kaepernick for...
Springfield News-Sun / Posted 9 days ago
A woman from Longview, Texas, who is a direct descendant of Francis Scott Key — yes, the man who wrote the lyrics to “The Star-Spangled Banner” — has slammed Colin Kaepernick for his protest of the national anthem. A direct descendant who wrote the... Read more
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The Hamilton Journal News
Francis Scott Key descendant slams Colin Kaepernick for...A woman from Longview, Texas, who is a direct descendant of Francis Scott Key —
Francis Scott Key descendant slams Colin Kaepernick for...
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted 9 days ago
A woman from Longview, Texas, who is a direct descendant of Francis Scott Key — yes, the man who wrote the lyrics to “The Star-Spangled Banner” — has slammed Colin Kaepernick for his protest of the national anthem. A direct descendant who wrote the... Read more
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Billboard
The History of 'The Star Spangled Banner'every sporting event. The song's origins come from the War of 1812, specifical
The History of 'The Star Spangled Banner'
Billboard / Posted 9 days ago
every sporting event. The song's origins come from the War of 1812, specifically the Battle of Baltimore in 1814. Lawyer Francis Scott Key, aboard a British ship in an effort to negotiate the release of an imprisoned American doctor, watched as... Read more
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KCBD-TV Lubbock
National Anthem author's descendant offended at NFL players anthem protestLongview. The Star Spangled Banner is dear to Isham. She says she is a direct
National Anthem author's descendant offended at NFL players anthem protest
KCBD-TV Lubbock / Posted 11 days ago
Longview. The Star Spangled Banner is dear to Isham. She says she is a direct descendant of John Ross Key, the father of Francis Scott Key. An avid patriot, she says she loves seeing athletes stand for the anthem. "I watched the Olympics,... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
National Anthem author's descendant offended at NFL players anthem protestLongview. The Star Spangled Banner is dear to Isham. She says she is a direct
National Anthem author's descendant offended at NFL players anthem protest
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 11 days ago
Longview. The Star Spangled Banner is dear to Isham. She says she is a direct descendant of John Ross Key, the father of Francis Scott Key. An avid patriot, she says she loves seeing athletes stand for the anthem. "I watched the Olympics,... Read more
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KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls
National Anthem author's descendant offended at NFL players anthem protestLongview. The Star Spangled Banner is dear to Isham. She says she is a direct
National Anthem author's descendant offended at NFL players anthem protest
KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls / Posted 11 days ago
Longview. The Star Spangled Banner is dear to Isham. She says she is a direct descendant of John Ross Key, the father of Francis Scott Key. An avid patriot, she says she loves seeing athletes stand for the anthem. "I watched the Olympics,... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
National Anthem author's descendant offended at NFL players anthem protestLongview. The Star Spangled Banner is dear to Isham. She says she is a direct
National Anthem author's descendant offended at NFL players anthem protest
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted 11 days ago
Longview. The Star Spangled Banner is dear to Isham. She says she is a direct descendant of John Ross Key, the father of Francis Scott Key. An avid patriot, she says she loves seeing athletes stand for the anthem. "I watched the Olympics,... Read more
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KXXV Waco
National Anthem author's descendant offended at NFL players anthem protestLongview. The Star Spangled Banner is dear to Isham. She says she is a direct
National Anthem author's descendant offended at NFL players anthem protest
KXXV Waco / Posted 11 days ago
Longview. The Star Spangled Banner is dear to Isham. She says she is a direct descendant of John Ross Key, the father of Francis Scott Key. An avid patriot, she says she loves seeing athletes stand for the anthem. "I watched the Olympics,... Read more
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KLTV 7 Tyler
Multiple departments responding to fire near Hendersonthe ninth big bust in East Texas in the past month. They've happened in seven c
Multiple departments responding to fire near Henderson
KLTV 7 Tyler / Posted 11 days ago
the ninth big bust in East Texas in the past month. They've happened in seven counties across East Texas. Descendant of Francis Scott Key offended at NFL players anthem protestDescendant of Francis Scott Key offended at NFL players anthem... Read more
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WJXT Jacksonville
10-old Houston area girl kneels during pledge of allegiancethat's not right," Madria said. The unspoken, hardly recognized, never sung th
10-old Houston area girl kneels during pledge of allegiance
WJXT Jacksonville / Posted 11 days ago
that's not right," Madria said. The unspoken, hardly recognized, never sung third verse written by notorious slave owner Francis Scott Key, reads: "No refuge could save the hireling and slave/From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the... Read more
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KLTV 7 Tyler
Multiple crews responding to house fire in Flintthe ninth big bust in East Texas in the past month. They've happened in seven c
Multiple crews responding to house fire in Flint
KLTV 7 Tyler / Posted 11 days ago
the ninth big bust in East Texas in the past month. They've happened in seven counties across East Texas. Descendant of Francis Scott Key offended at NFL players anthem protestDescendant of Francis Scott Key offended at NFL players anthem... Read more
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KLTV 7 Tyler
Nine pot busts take place in East Texas in one monththe ninth big bust in East Texas in the past month. They've happened in seven c
Nine pot busts take place in East Texas in one month
KLTV 7 Tyler / Posted 11 days ago
the ninth big bust in East Texas in the past month. They've happened in seven counties across East Texas. Descendant of Francis Scott Key offended at NFL players anthem protestDescendant of Francis Scott Key offended at NFL players anthem... Read more
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KXXV Waco
Descendant of Francis Scott Key offended at NFL players anthem protestLongview. The Star Spangled Banner is dear to Isham. She says she is a direct
Descendant of Francis Scott Key offended at NFL players anthem protest
KXXV Waco / Posted 11 days ago
Longview. The Star Spangled Banner is dear to Isham. She says she is a direct descendant of John Ross Key, the father of Francis Scott Key. An avid patriot, she says she loves seeing athletes stand for the anthem. "I watched the Olympics,... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Descendant of Francis Scott Key offended at NFL players anthem protestLongview. The Star Spangled Banner is dear to Isham. She says she is a direct
Descendant of Francis Scott Key offended at NFL players anthem protest
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 11 days ago
Longview. The Star Spangled Banner is dear to Isham. She says she is a direct descendant of John Ross Key, the father of Francis Scott Key. An avid patriot, she says she loves seeing athletes stand for the anthem. "I watched the Olympics,... Read more
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KLTV 7 Tyler
Descendant of Francis Scott Key offended at NFL players anthem protest An East Texas woman says she is directly insulted by NFL players protesting d
Descendant of Francis Scott Key offended at NFL players anthem protest
KLTV 7 Tyler / Posted 11 days ago
An East Texas woman says she is directly insulted by NFL players protesting during the playing of the... Read more
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KXXV Waco
East Texan offended at NFL players anthem protestLongview. The Star Spangled Banner is dear to Isham. She says she is a direct
East Texan offended at NFL players anthem protest
KXXV Waco / Posted 11 days ago
Longview. The Star Spangled Banner is dear to Isham. She says she is a direct descendant of John Ross Key, the father of Francis Scott Key. An avid patriot, she says she loves seeing athletes stand for the anthem. "I watched the Olympics,... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
East Texan offended at NFL players anthem protestLongview. The Star Spangled Banner is dear to Isham. She says she is a direct
East Texan offended at NFL players anthem protest
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 11 days ago
Longview. The Star Spangled Banner is dear to Isham. She says she is a direct descendant of John Ross Key, the father of Francis Scott Key. An avid patriot, she says she loves seeing athletes stand for the anthem. "I watched the Olympics,... Read more
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Breitbart
Texas Middle Schooler Takes Knee to Protest Pledge of Allegiancesaid she knelt periodically over the past two weeks to protest the barely known
Texas Middle Schooler Takes Knee to Protest Pledge of Allegiance
Breitbart / Posted 12 days ago
said she knelt periodically over the past two weeks to protest the barely known, unsung third verse of the poem written by Francis Scott Key that would become the national anthem. It mentions slavery. However, students at Alexander Middle School... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Tweeting a two-bit notion to banish George Washingtonbills and Purple Heart medals. But it’s not strictly anti-Washington. In San F
Tweeting a two-bit notion to banish George Washington
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 12 days ago
bills and Purple Heart medals. But it’s not strictly anti-Washington. In San Francisco, Jefferson Elementary and Francis Scott Key Elementary (“The Star Spangled Banner” author also owned slaves) could be subject to renaming. It might be... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Pearland middle schooler protests pledge of allegiance, following NFL players10, said she won't stand for the Pledge of Allegiance or "The Star-Spangled Ban
Pearland middle schooler protests pledge of allegiance, following NFL players
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 12 days ago
10, said she won't stand for the Pledge of Allegiance or "The Star-Spangled Banner" after leaning the anthem was written by Francis Scott Key, a slave owner. She also said she's protesting because of a rarely sung verse of the national anthem that... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
No more foot-dragging on Confederate monumentsassociation with Baltimore (though he did practice law here for a time in the 1
No more foot-dragging on Confederate monuments
Baltimore Sun / Posted 12 days ago
association with Baltimore (though he did practice law here for a time in the 1820s) but because his brother-in-law, Francis Scott Key, died there. It is an exact replica of a statue that sits outside the State House in Annapolis, which is... Read more
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Local 6 Orlando
10-old girl kneels during pledge of allegiancethat's not right," Madria said. The unspoken, hardly recognized, never sung th
10-old girl kneels during pledge of allegiance
Local 6 Orlando / Posted 12 days ago
that's not right," Madria said. The unspoken, hardly recognized, never sung third verse written by notorious slave owner Francis Scott Key, reads: "No refuge could save the hireling and slave/From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the... Read more
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Breitbart
Fifth Grader Kneels in Protest of Pledge of Allegiancein protest of the national anthem. Skyla Madria, 10, said to KVUE that she is
Fifth Grader Kneels in Protest of Pledge of Allegiance
Breitbart / Posted 12 days ago
in protest of the national anthem. Skyla Madria, 10, said to KVUE that she is protesting “The Star Spangled Banner” by Francis Scott Key because he was a slave owner, and one of the verses in the song that people do not sing refers to... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Columbus finds out tonight if Megan Rapinoe stands for national anthemforget Whitney Houston singing the national anthem 25 years ago before Super Bo
Columbus finds out tonight if Megan Rapinoe stands for national anthem
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 12 days ago
forget Whitney Houston singing the national anthem 25 years ago before Super Bowl XXV. Many call it the best version ever. Francis Scott Key must have smiled somewhere. Personally, I’ve always favored the late Marvin Gaye’s rendition at the 1983... Read more
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NorthWest Cable News
Texas 5th grader protesting pledge of allegiancesong itself. Skyla Madria, a fifth grader at Alexander Middle School, explaine
Texas 5th grader protesting pledge of allegiance
NorthWest Cable News / Posted 12 days ago
song itself. Skyla Madria, a fifth grader at Alexander Middle School, explained “The Star-Spangled Banner” was written by Francis Scott Key, a slave owner. One of the verses, which most people don’t sing, specifically refers to slavery, she... Read more
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13 WMAZ Macon
Pearland 5th grader protesting pledge of allegiancesong itself. Skyla Madria, a fifth grader at Alexander Middle School, explaine
Pearland 5th grader protesting pledge of allegiance
13 WMAZ Macon / Posted 12 days ago
song itself. Skyla Madria, a fifth grader at Alexander Middle School, explained “The Star-Spangled Banner” was written by Francis Scott Key, a slave owner. One of the verses, which most people don’t sing, specifically refers to slavery, she... Read more
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KVUE-TV Austin
Pearland 5th grader protesting pledge of allegiancesong itself. Skyla Madria, a fifth grader at Alexander Middle School, explaine
Pearland 5th grader protesting pledge of allegiance
KVUE-TV Austin / Posted 13 days ago
song itself. Skyla Madria, a fifth grader at Alexander Middle School, explained “The Star-Spangled Banner” was written by Francis Scott Key, a slave owner. One of the verses, which most people don’t sing, specifically refers to slavery, she... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
Descendant of national anthem songwriter rips Colin KaepernickA direct descendant of Francis Scott Key, who wrote the lyrics to The Star-Span
Descendant of national anthem songwriter rips Colin Kaepernick
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted 13 days ago
A direct descendant of Francis Scott Key, who wrote the lyrics to The Star-Spangled Banner, said she is heartbroken that Colin Kaepernick refuses to stand for the anthem as a way to protest social injustice. “It just broke my heart to think that... Read more
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11 News Houston
Descendant of national anthem songwriter rips Colin KaepernickA direct descendant of Francis Scott Key, who wrote the lyrics to The Star Span
Descendant of national anthem songwriter rips Colin Kaepernick
11 News Houston / Posted 13 days ago
A direct descendant of Francis Scott Key, who wrote the lyrics to The Star Spangled Banner, said she is heartbroken that Colin Kapernick refuses to stand for the anthem as a way to protest social injustice. “It just broke my heart to think that... Read more
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News.com.au
Arctic searchers find second ship from doomed British expedition, HMS Terrorbombardment of Fort McHenry in the Battle of Baltimore in September 1814. The a
Arctic searchers find second ship from doomed British expedition, HMS Terror
News.com.au / Posted 13 days ago
bombardment of Fort McHenry in the Battle of Baltimore in September 1814. The attack was the inspiration for the poem by Francis Scott Key that eventually became known as The Star-Spangled Banner. “Those bombs could have very well been lobbed... Read more
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11 News Houston
Pearland 5th grader protesting pledge of allegiancesong itself. Skyla Madria, a fifth grader at Alexander Middle School, explaine
Pearland 5th grader protesting pledge of allegiance
11 News Houston / Posted 13 days ago
song itself. Skyla Madria, a fifth grader at Alexander Middle School, explained “The Star-Spangled Banner” was written by Francis Scott Key, a slave owner. One of the verses, which most people don’t sing, specifically refers to slavery, she... Read more
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USA Today
Descendant of national anthem songwriter rips Colin Kaepernickthe 49ers quarterback who is choosing to kneel during the national anthem. USA
Descendant of national anthem songwriter rips Colin Kaepernick
USA Today / Posted 13 days ago
the 49ers quarterback who is choosing to kneel during the national anthem. USA TODAY Sports A direct descendant of Francis Scott Key, who wrote the lyrics to The Star Spangled Banner, said she is heartbroken that Colin Kapernick refuses to... Read more
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KPRC Local 2 Houston
10-old girl kneels during pledge of allegiancethat's not right," Madria said. The unspoken, hardly recognized, never sung th
10-old girl kneels during pledge of allegiance
KPRC Local 2 Houston / Posted 13 days ago
that's not right," Madria said. The unspoken, hardly recognized, never sung third verse written by notorious slave owner Francis Scott Key, reads: "No refuge could save the hireling and slave/From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the... Read more
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The Daily Jeffersonian
Today in HistorySept. 14, the 258th day of 2016. There are 108 days left in the year. Today's
Today in History
The Daily Jeffersonian / Posted 13 days ago
Sept. 14, the 258th day of 2016. There are 108 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 14, 1814, Francis Scott Key was inspired to write the poem "Defence of Fort McHenry" after witnessing the American flag flying over the... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Terry Dickson: Hard to sit for "The Star Spangled Banner" or tapssports heroes, but they all served in World War II under a 48-star version of t
Terry Dickson: Hard to sit for "The Star Spangled Banner" or taps
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 13 days ago
sports heroes, but they all served in World War II under a 48-star version of the same flag Kaepernick declines to honor. Francis Scott Key wrote the national anthem during the War of 1812 after seeing an American flag spangled with 18 stars... Read more
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Daily Journal
Flag and anthem represent freedombased on honor, bravery and fighting for principles. Here is a little taste of
Flag and anthem represent freedom
Daily Journal / Posted 13 days ago
based on honor, bravery and fighting for principles. Here is a little taste of that history. During the War of 1812, Francis Scott Key was a lawyer in Washington, D.C. The war was not going well for America and many Americans were held... Read more
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New England Sports Network
Martellus Bennett Explains Decision To Raise Fist After National Anthemso I grew up on different bases. It’s not really anything for me — it’s not the
Martellus Bennett Explains Decision To Raise Fist After National Anthem
New England Sports Network / Posted 13 days ago
so I grew up on different bases. It’s not really anything for me — it’s not the anthem or the flag that I’m against. When Francis Scott Key wrote that, everything that was going on in the War of 1812 — I don’t know how I know that — but when he... Read more
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Boston Herald
With raised fist, Martellus Bennett hoping to 'start the conversation'to use his status to help ignite the conversation. “It’s not the anthem or the
With raised fist, Martellus Bennett hoping to 'start the conversation'
Boston Herald / Posted 13 days ago
to use his status to help ignite the conversation. “It’s not the anthem or the flag that I’m against,” Bennett said. “When Francis Scott Key wrote (the national anthem), everything that was going on in the War of 1812 — I don’t know how I know that... Read more
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