April 9, 1939: Marian Anderson’s Easter Sunday Lincoln Memorial concert


Marian Anderson, contralto, was denied the right to perform at Constitution Hall by the DAR because of her color. Instead, and at the urging of Eleanor Roosevelt, Harold Ickes permitted her to perform at the Lincoln Memorial on April 9, 1939.

The message of Marian Anderson’s Lincoln Memorial concert~
http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/2014/04/the-message-of-marian-andersons-lincoln-memorial-concert/
Marian Anderson: Musical Icon~
https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/eleanor-anderson/
Marian Anderson: A Life in Song~ http://www.library.upenn.edu/exhibits/rbm/anderson/

One thought on “April 9, 1939: Marian Anderson’s Easter Sunday Lincoln Memorial concert

  1. Pingback: April 9, 1682~ Robert Cavelier de La Salle discovers the mouth of the Mississippi River | The Misty Miss Christy

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