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San Francisco Giants Play “Black National Anthem” Before Home Opener

East Bay Times-

Before playing “The Star Spangled Banner” ahead of their home opener at Oracle Park Tuesday, the San Francisco Giants played an a cappella rendition of “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” which is commonly known as the Black national anthem.

In a video that played on NBC Sports Bay Area, Giants public address announcer Renel Brooks-Moon introduced the Stanford Talisman, an a cappella group dedicated to sharing stories through song, to perform “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”

The group performed the song, which was written as a poem by James Weldon Johnson in 1900, over a video conference call.

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