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April 9, 1939

“You lose a lot of time, hating people.” Marian Anderson

Marian Anderson sings at the Lincoln Memorial to a crowd of approximately 75K after being denied the right to sing at Consititution Hall by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Marian Anderson was an African-American contralto and one of the most celebrated singers of the twentieth century. Music critic Alan Blyth said: “Her voice was a rich, vibrant contralto of intrinsic beauty.”

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Marian Anderson Singing at Lincoln Memorial
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