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Marian Anderson (American, 1897-1993) was one of the most renowned singers of the twentieth century; her unusual contralto and extraordinary range prompted conductor Arturo Toscanini to call hers a voice heard “once every hundred years.” Her achievement was all thew more remarkable because she lived during an era of racial segregation and overt discrimination. Denied the right to perform at Constitution Hall in Washington, DC, because of her skin color, Anderson instead performed before the Lincoln Memorial on Easter Sunday 1939 - a concert that became a defining moment in American history. Anderson was also a civic champion, establishing a scholarship fund so that emerging singers in need of financial assistance could dare to realize their dreams.
- Published with the Library of Congress
- Packaged in a recyclable plastic sleeve
- Size: 2.25 x 7.25”