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Eagle Academy Students at DNC 2016

Prepare to Get the Chills Over This DNC Moment That Got a Standing Ovation

Thirty-seven young black men stood on stage for one of the most powerful moments of the DNC on Tuesday. David Banks, principal of the Eagle Academy in New York City, gave remarks about how Hillary Clinton was one of the first to support the school dedicated to educating at-risk youth. He then introduced the boys — his students — who recited the poem "Invictus" and received a standing ovation from the crowd.

Here's their performance:

And the reaction from the crowd and social media users:




See Banks's full speech below and don't forget to check out out another touching moment from yesterday's speeches that brought the crowd to its feet.

Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Lisette Mejia
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