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:
Students from the Eagle Academy recited the poem "Invictus" at the DNC Tuesday night:https://t.co/hkTXJMLIjO— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) July 27, 2016
And the reaction from the crowd and social media users:
The Eagle Academy students reciting "Invictus" onstage at the DNC was really, really powerful stuff #DemsInPhilly
— Gabby Kaufman (@gabbykaufman) July 27, 2016
— Tre'vell Anderson (@TrevellAnderson) July 27, 2016
— Janella Hinds (@JanellaTHinds) July 27, 2016
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.