Varying Meanings of the Black Rose Based on Different Perspectives
resistance and courage - Protestation or resistance, as well as courage and strength, are some other meanings attached to this unique flower. The Irish were the ones to use black roses to symbolize courage and resistance during their battle against the British. 'The Little Black Rose' written in the 16th century, is one of the famous political songs that the Irish have used to symbolize their courage. Read more at Buzzle: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/black-rose-meaning.html
John McCormack - Irish tenor, celebrated for his performances of the operatic and popular song repertoires, and renowned for his diction and breath control. He was also a Papal Count. He became a naturalised American citizen before returning to live in Ireland.