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Current Event July 7, 2014

Francis Scott Key: Lawyer, Poet, and Creator of “The Star Spangled Banner”

The creator of America’s much-loved anthem, "The Star Spangled Banner" was not only a poet, but a celebrated lawyer, known for settling controversial disputes with oratorical skill. However, Francis Scott Key never mentioned the anthem after writing it again. He was also known for his adamant representation of African Americans and their rights. Listen to this public radio story to learn more about the man who is best known for writing “The Star Spangled Banner.”

US History I

Story Length: 15:39

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AIR DATE: 07/04/2014

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