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August 9, 1939

“Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it.” 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

Link to Photo Credit: Marian Anderson

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