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Everything to Know About ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing,’ The Black Anthem Alicia Keys Performed at NFL Kick-Off.
The NFL has come a long way since it clamped down on players taking a knee or staying in the locker room in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and protests against police brutality last season. In fact,
Chiefs lock arms in show of unity during ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’.
The Kansas City Chiefs players and coaches, in a show of unity, locked arms on the goal line during the NFL’s pregame rendition of “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” During the opening weekend, the NFL will play a special rendition of “ Lift Every Voice and Sing” in-stadium and during their broadcasts.
What makes ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ so iconic.
Lift Every Voice and Sing” was written and composed by the Johnson brothers, a pair of influential men from Jacksonville, Florida. James Weldon Johnson and John Rosamond Johnson worked together their whole lives,
Texans stay inside for national anthem and ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’.
Following the anthem, the Texans’ players took the field and gathered together with the Chiefs for a moment of silence, unity and solidarity at midfield.