Black National Anthem To Be Sung On 4th Of July Network Coverage

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PBS has sparked tense backlash with its decision to have Vanessa Williams perform the “Black national anthem” during its July 4 coverage – with critics blasting the move as divisive and un-American.

Williams’ performance on the station’s annual Capitol Fourth program Sunday evening is intended to celebrate the recognition of Juneteenth’s establishment as a federal holiday.

“It’s in celebration of the wonderful opportunity that we now have to celebrate Juneteenth. So we are reflective of the times,” the actress and singer, who was the first Black woman to win the Miss America Pageant, told the Associated Press.


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