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‘Orange Is The New Black’ Star Samira Wiley Celebrates Juneteenth By Singing Anthem

Samira Wiley, who has been best known for representing ‘Poussey Washington’ in the Netflix comedy-drama series ‘Orange Is the New Black’ uploaded a video of herself while singing ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ to celebrate Juneteenth.

As for the lyrics of the song/anthem that Wiley sang are as follows:

“Lift ev’ry voice and sing

‘Til earth and heaven ring

Ring with the harmonies of Liberty

Let our rejoicing rise

High as the list’ning skies

Let it resound loud as the rolling sea

Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us

Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us

Facing the rising sun of our new day begun

Let us march on ’til victory is won”

The Handmaid’s Tale’ star Samira Wiley following to posting this video, added this caption:


A group of the most beautiful black people in the world sang the Negro National Anthem at the top of their lungs in the middle of my backyard late at night on Juneteenth 2019.”

The Primetime Emmy Award-winning, 33-year-old actress stated it is her quarantine-edition-celebration of Juneteenth:

“As we know, 2020 is backwards in about 800 ways, so here’s my quarantine edition in lieu of a proper celebration. Happy Juneteenth!!!!”

Wiley’s fans left the following comments to express their appreciation for both her voice and message:

“Girl I didn’t know you could sing like that! Beautiful!😭” wrote, Kasandra Coleman.

“Beautiful…We sang this as children not fully knowing what it meant, but still filled with hope and pride. Happy Juneteenth!” added, Jlyn Riley.

“You are an incredibly beautiful and talented person. We are blessed to have you in this world” said, Eric Davis.

Below you can find the mentioned Instagram post.

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