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70th Aniversary Marian Anderson Tribute Concert

Washington, DC
Sunday, April 12, 2009

In 1939, contralto Marian Anderson was denied the opportunity to perform in DC's Constitution Hall, she subsequently held the concert Easter Sunday on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission commemorates this landmark event with mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves, the women's a capella group Sweet Honey in the Rock, the Chicago Children's Choir and the U.S. Marine Band. Gen. Colin Powell (Ret.), former Sec. of State and chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff, also makes remarks.

Updated: Friday, November 26, 2010 at 8:12am (ET)

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