Monday, June 15, 2020 New York Philharmonic's Clarinetist Takes Two Knees To Protest Racism [Anthony McGill]

Anthony McGill
Credit: David Finlayson 

June 15, 2020

In a viral YouTube video, the New York Philharmonic's Anthony McGill, a Black clarinetist, plays a mournful rendition of "America the Beautiful," then drops to both knees and holds his clarinet behind his back — as though he were being handcuffed.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with McGill about how the hashtag #TakeTwoKnees is spreading through the classical world

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