‘Lift Every Voice And Sing’ wows, upsets at Super Bowl LVII

Super Bowl 57 got off to a great start with a heartfelt rendition of the Black national anthem sung by Sheryl Lee Ralph.
GLENDALE, ARIZONA – FEBRUARY 12: Sheryl Lee Ralph performs “Lift Every Voice and Sing” before Super Bowl LVII between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles at State Farm Stadium on February 12, 2023 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Beloved performer Sheryl Lee Ralph delivered a heartfelt rendition of “Lift Every Voice And Sing,” written by James Weldon Johnson during Super Bowl 57, between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles in Arizona. The song, commonly known as the Black national anthem, angered U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert, Republican from Colorado, who tweeted: “Why is the NFL trying to divide us by playing multiple!? Do football, not wokeness.”

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