NFL Announces Andra Day as Performer of ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ at Super Bowl

The NFL has announced Andra Day as the performer of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” during the Super Bowl LVIII pregame festivities.

This decision highlights the league’s commitment to celebrating diversity and inclusivity. “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” often referred to as the Black National Anthem, carries deep cultural and historical significance within the African American community.

Authored by James Weldon Johnson in 1900, the hymn symbolizes resilience and unity in the face of adversity. Andra Day’s powerful vocals are expected to deliver a stirring rendition, emphasizing the song’s message of perseverance. The inclusion of this anthem underscores the NFL’s efforts to address social justice issues and recognize the contributions of African Americans.

As anticipation builds for the Super Bowl, Day’s performance promises to be a poignant moment, uniting fans of all backgrounds in a spirit of solidarity and inclusion. This decision aligns with the league’s broader initiative to promote diversity and equality both on and off the field.