Report: NFL To Play The Black National Anthem Before Games This Season. Here’s What We Know

Written by Katie Jerkovich | Source: The Daily Caller Politics | July 02, 2020 06:26 PM

The National Football League will reportedly play the black national anthem before season opener games in the fall.

The song, “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” also known as the “black national anthem ” will be sung in every stadium ahead of “The Star Spangled Banner,” Jason Reid of ESPN reports, per ProFootballTalk.com in a piece published Thursday. (RELATED: Broncos Head Coach Vic Fangio Says He Doesn’t ‘See Racism At All In The NFL’)

Adopted by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in the early 1900’s as the organization’s official song, “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” was originally written as a poem by James Weldon Johnson, according to the Washington Post. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

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