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Marion Anderson Sings

Story ID:8814
Written by:Charles Dishno (bio, contact, other stories)
Story type:In Memory
Location:Dillon Montana United States
Year:2013
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Onene of the most chilling moments in history was Marion Anderson singing "My Country Tis of Thee" at the Lincoln Memorial 74 years ago today.

If you haven't seen this look her up and listen to her sing. We need more spine spine tinglers like this today.

Chuck


Marian Anderson Sings
In early 1939, the Daughters of the American Revolution denied internationally famed contralto Marian Anderson the opportunity to sing at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., because of her race. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt was so dismayed by the injustice that she resigned her own D.A.R. membership in protest. On Easter Sunday, April 9, Anderson, at the invitation of Secretary of the Interior Harold L. Ickes, sang a triumphant outdoor concert at the Lincoln Memorial before a crowd of 75,000 and a radio audience of millions.