NPR logo

Francis Scott Key and the 'Star-Spangled Banner'

Only Available in Archive Formats.
Francis Scott Key and the 'Star-Spangled Banner'

Francis Scott Key and the 'Star-Spangled Banner'

Francis Scott Key and the 'Star-Spangled Banner'

Only Available in Archive Formats.

NPR's Bob Edwards speaks with author Irvin Molotsky about Francis Scott Key, the anti-war lawyer who became the author of the "Star-Spangled Banner"... and the fact that it may not have actually been the famous flag itself Key saw when he wrote the line, "...and our flag was still there."