The NFL will play "Lift Ev'ry Voice And Sing" before every Week 1 NFL game prior to "The Star-Spangled Banner."

"Lift Ev'ry Voice And Sing" is traditionally known as the Black national anthem.

The NFL has begun to take a larger response to issues of systemic racism raised by its players.

Roger Goodell condemned racism and affirmed that Black lives matter, pledging his allegiance to the players in the battle for equal justice under the law.