Alicia Keys delivers blistering speech on women’s rights at Washington protest

The singer took to the stage alongside a host of celebrities who were marching in the peaceful protest.

Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys recited a poem on equality and gave a blistering speech on female rights at the Women’s March in Washington, D.C.

The 35-year-old took to the stage on Saturday to address more than one million women and men who had taken to the streets of the U.S. capital to protest President Donald Trump’s stance on women’s rights.

“We rise!” the mother-of-two began her speech, after reciting a few lines of Maya Angelou’s poem, Still I Rise. “Out of the huts of history’s shame, I rise, up from a past that’s rooted in pain, I rise.”

The Empire State of Mind hitmaker kicked off proceedings at the march in Washington, and delivered a powerful speech to those who had gathered at the demonstration, just one day…