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Old 01-19-2019, 07:18 AM
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Default Gladys Knight defends decision to sing anthem at Super Bowl — only to face more criti

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”I am here today and on Sunday, Feb. 3 to give the anthem back its voice, to stand for that historic choice of words, the way it unites us when we hear it and to free it from the same prejudices and struggles I have fought long and hard for all my life, from walking back hallways, from marching with our social leaders, from using my voice for good — I have been in the forefront of this battle longer than most of those voicing their opinions to win the right to sing our country’s anthem on a stage as large as the Super Bowl LIII.”
singing the anthem is typically considered an honor.
a black artist singing it on this stage in her southern hometown of atlanta georgia could be seen as an even bigger deal.
that alone shows how far we’ve come.
while there may still be issues gladys knight taking her midnight train to georgia to sing the anthem in hopes to unite us in 2019 is something we all should be able to embrace especially considering her personal racial struggles.
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