The Songs That Define Us, From NPR’s ‘American Anthem’ Series

This article by Elizabeth Blair, Tom Cole, Bob Boilen & Robin Hilton originally appeared in NPR

Audio: All Things Considered.  For the past year, NPR has been taking a deep look at American anthems and all the forms they can take. These are the songs that unite us, inspire us or say something about what it means to be an American — songs as traditional as Woody Guthrie’s “This Land is Your Land,” or as defiant as Public Enemy’s “Fight the Power.”

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