NFL to Play Divisive ‘Black National Anthem’ at Super Bowl LVII

NFL to Play Divisive ‘Black National Anthem’ at Super Bowl LVII

Sheryl Lee Ralph will sing “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” known as the Black National Anthem, at Sunday’s Super Bowl.

Arizona is hosting Super Bowl LVII on Sunday.

The Kansas City Chiefs will square off against Philadelphia Eagles.

The kick off is at 6:30 pm ET.

Mashable reported:

If the Super Bowl is your introduction to national treasure Sheryl Lee Ralph, welcome. The veteran singer-actress is set to take the Super Bowl stage Sunday to perform what is known as the Black national anthem(Opens in a new tab), “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” She’s joined by country singer Chris Stapleton singing the national anthem and R&B star Babyface performing “America the Beautiful.”

“Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think that I would be singing at the Super Bowl,” said Ralph at a press conference(Opens in a new tab) ahead of the big day. She made her allegiances known by carrying an Eagles purse. To Ralph, the Super Bowl is all about “good food, great friends, and a great game.”

Alicia Keys sang the ‘Black National Anthem’ at last year’s Super Bowl.

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