Whitney Houston National Anthem Performance At Super Bowl XXV: Black History Photo Of The Day (PHOTO)

02/11/2013 01:54 pm ET

A picture is certainly worth a thousand words. What better way to celebrate Black History Month than by taking a moment to acknowledge the snapshots of time that represent the struggle and triumph of African-Americans through the years?

As part of our Black History Month coverage, we will be featuring one photo a day that honors years of groundbreaking achievements within the black community. These photos bring tears to our eyes, instill pride in our hearts and motivate us to carry on the legacy of strength and perseverance.

Today's photo was taken on January 27, 1991 during Whitney Houston's national anthem performance at Super Bowl XXV. Houston's tribute took on special significance that year as the game took place 10 days into the Persian Gulf War, and was the first time it was broadcasted in countries outside of North America and the United Kingdom.

Although Houston faced some criticism for lip-syncing, a recording of the song, released due to popular demand, reached the top 20 on the Billboard charts. Her performance is still seen as one of the most iconic renditions of the "Star Spangled Banner."

Take a look at the photo and share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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