Giants Play ‘Black National Anthem,’ “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” Prior To Home Opener
The San Francisco Giants, who were the first team to show solidarity with the BLM movement in calling for racial justice for systematic racism and police brutality in America when the MLB season resumed last week and have again shown a form of protest by playing “Lift Every Voice and Sing” which the NAACP declared as the “Black National Anthem.”
Giants played the Black national anthem before tonight’s game pic.twitter.com/CAUEmU1eD2
— SF Giants on NBCS (@NBCSGiants) July 29, 2020
The Giants public address announcer Renel Brooks-Moon led the ceremony saying, “In 1919, the NAACP proclaimed it as the Black National Anthem, for as you will hear, it is a rallying cry for freedom. The song is also a prayer, and a protest, and a reminder that the struggles of the past are still alive today, and that these struggles must be met with hope, with courage, with perseverance, with faith.”
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