Black National Anthem Performed At Super Bowl For The First Time

“Lift Every Voice and Sing” is widely considered a black national anthem. A previous story insufficiently recognized its importance. This story has modified to reflect its importance. We apologize and regret the error.

“Lift Every Voice and Sing” performed at the Super Bowl

The performance of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” at Sunday’s Super Bowl marks the first time the song performed. What is widely considered the black national anthem has been performed on-field at the NFL’s championship game. Actress and singer Sherrill Lee Ralph sang the song before kickoff on Sunday.

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The “Abbott Elementary” star wrote on Twitter before his performance

It is no coincidence that I will be singing the Black National Anthem, lifting every voice, and singing it at the Super Bowl on the same date. Which first publicly performed 123 years ago (February 12, 1900). “The Abbott Elementary” star wrote on Twitter ahead of its performance.

Historic performance was the first

The historic performance the first time the song performed in an official capacity on the field of play at a Super Bowl. Two years earlier, Alicia Keys performed the ballad for the first time during a pre-recorded Super Bowl broadcast. In 2022, singer Mary Mary gave a performance of the song from outside the Super Bowl stadium in Inglewood, California, noted Billboard.

Anthem written by NAACP leader James Weldon Johnson

The anthem, written by NAACP leader James Weldon Johnson, rose to prominence during the Civil Rights Movement, when it was commonly used as a “rallying cry”. The song performed before the national anthem on Sunday, which sung by country star Chris Stapleton.

“Lift Every Voice and Sing” by Rap Lauren Boebert

Rep. Lauren Boebert wrote in a tweet accompanying a performance of “Lift Every Voice & Sing”, “America only has one national anthem. Do football, not awareness.” Ralph praised the NFL for its decision during a February 9 press conference. “People,” he said. “What a way to bring us all together.

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