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
Up from a past that's rooted in pain
I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
The singer, who also spoke against racism and inequality, joined a long list of celebrities that included Madonna, Scarlett Johansson and Ashley Judd.