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Alicia Keys performs 'This Girl is on Fire' at Women's March

Singer stands with fight for civil rights during Trump presidency

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WASHINGTON – Before her performance at the Women's March in Washington on Saturday, singer Alicia Keys encouraged her fans to remain active during President Donald Trump's presidency. 

Keys recited a paragraph out of Maya Angelou's "Still I Rise" before her performance of "This Girl is on Fire." 

Out of the huts of history's shame

I rise

Up from a past that's rooted in pain

I rise

I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide

Welling and swelling I bear in the tide 

 

Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise

The singer, who also spoke against racism and inequality,  joined a long list of celebrities that included Madonna, Scarlett Johansson and Ashley Judd.  


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