Originally published on Whyy.org on April 19, 2019 By Peter Crimmins The legacy of Marian Anderson was celebrated Friday in Philadelphia in anticipation of the 80th anniversary of the African American opera singer’s historic Easter Sunday concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. In April 1939, the internationally recognized classical […]More
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Originally published by The Philadelphia Tribune on April 19, 2019 By Bobbi Booker On Easter Sunday in 1939, more than 75,000 people gathered at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., to hear the legendary Marian Anderson sing. Her talent already was remarkable — she began singing at Philadelphia-area Baptist churches at 6 […]More