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Nearly 50 Years Ago, Another Debate Raged Over Sports And The National Anthem

Oct 31, 2017

Singer Jose Feliciano sang a Latin-infused National Anthem during the World Series in 1968 and was booed, boycotted and criticized for putting a cultural spin on the Star Spangled Banner. Since then, many singers have individualized the anthem.

Feliciano talks with NPR’s Karen Grigsby Bates (@karenbates) about the cost of that pioneering decision.

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