Can music heal our national divisions?

This article by Michael Alan Anderson originally appeared in Washington Post

But we should not discount the power of music to bring Americans together. One-hundred-fifty years ago this week, the National Peace Jubilee sought to achieve precisely this goal in the wake of a moment far more divisive than today — the Civil War — and its success, though in some ways limited, is a sign that music and grand spectacle could help bridge our bitter divides again today.

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