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Friday, July 31, 2020

A trip to the last century!

1939: Marian Anderson at the Lincoln Memorial

In 1939, after being told she couldn’t perform an Easter concert for the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), African American opera star Marian Anderson held a performance at the Lincoln Memorial that prompted organizations to change their segregationist policies. In this image by an unknown photographer, the vocalist is pictured during the historic concert.


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