August 1 Birthday: Francis Scott Key and “The Star Spangled Banner”
Francis Scott Key, wrote words to U.S. national anthem
Aug. 1, 1779-Jan. 11, 1843
This book, the story behind the story of the writing of “The Star Spangled Banner,” illustrated with impressionistic paintings simply and vividly accounts Key’s inspiration.
Visit the Smithsonian’s Star-Spangled Banner National Museum of American History site to learn more.