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.
Denied A Stage, She Sang For A Nation~
Marian Anderson: Musical Icon~
Marian Anderson Biography~https://www.biography.com/musician/marian-anderson