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Marian Anderson Concert - 75th Anniversary

Marian Anderson and Interior Secretary Harold Ickes on April 9th 1939

Marian Anderson and Interior Secretary Harold Ickes on April 9th 1939

Washington, DC
Saturday, April 12, 2014

A tribute to African American classical singer Marian Anderson, who performed 75 years ago on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. It was Easter Sunday— April 9th, 1939—and approximately 75,000 people attended the free concert. Washington's DAR Constitution Hall had refused to schedule her because of her race. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and the Superintendent of the National Mall were among the speakers. 

Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 10:52am (ET)

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