Marian Anderson 1897 - 1993 SINGER In the DAR refused to let Anderson sing in DC's Constitution Hall because she was black. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt resigned from the DAR, and her husband's administration arranged an outdoor concert at the Li
Marian Anderson (February 1897 – April was an 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.
On the anniversary of her landmark 1939 concert at the Lincoln Memorial, we present photos of Marian Anderson and the concert that sparked the Civil Rights movement.
Penn Special Collections - Anderson Exhibit - This exhibition celebrates the artistic development and musical career of Marian Anderson. Renowned throughout the world for her extraordinary contralto voice, she is also remembered for her dignity and grace.