What is more American than the Super Bowl? How about three women of color, at least one of whom has an immigrant family, singing "America the Beautiful" while everyone in the stadium weeps? Tonight before the start of Super Bowl 51, the performers who originally played The Schuyler Sisters in Hamilton—Phillipa Soo, Renée Elise Goldsberry, and Jasmine Cephas Jones—took the stage to sing the classic American folk song, but this time with a new feminist addition, EW reports.
The line "and crowned thy good with brotherhood," was followed up with "and sisterhood" in a moving tribute to the inclusivity that is the heart of America. That's right, the future is female and now our patriotic songs are female too.
I don't care if you hate football and you don't get the hype over Hamilton, this was a great moment.