In “Harriet,” Cynthia Erivo’s first starring role in a movie, she plays Harriet Tubman, the legendary abolitionist who rescued more than 70 people from slavery. But that wasn’t her only contribution to the film, the singer also wrote and performed the Oscar-nominated, civil rights song “Stand Up.” Go behind-the-scenes on the recording and writing of “Harriet’s” inspirational anthem.

 

Listen to the whole song here:

Popular on Variety