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Marian Anderson

One of the 20th century's best-known notable African American women, opera singer (contralto) Marian Anderson's career was shadowed by racial prejudice, including the infamous incident in 1939 when the DAR refused to let her sing at Constitution Hall in Washington, DC -- and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt arranged for her to sing on the Washington Mall, instead.
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Marian Anderson Quotes
Quotes by Marian Anderson, opera singer and entertainer.

Marian Anderson, Contralto
Biography of Marian Anderson, including her musical career and her struggle to overcome racial prejudice.

Marian Anderson 1939
Image of Marian Anderson on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

Anderson, Marian: Grace Under Fire
New York Times profile authored by singer Jessye Norman. Includes video/audio of Anderson singing "Ave Maria" and a link to her Times 1993 obituary.

Marian Anderson: A Life in Song
An online exhibition from the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg Rare Book and Manuscript Library. With portraits, audio and commentary, this site is based on the personal papers of Marian Anderson which were donated to the Annenberg Library after her death.

Marian Anderson Collection of Photographs, 1898-1992
From the personal papers of Marian Anderson, online copies of many portraits of Marian Anderson and her world, and an index to over 4000 images.

Remembering Marian Anderson
An interview with her nephew, also a singer.

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