Monday, April 9, 2012

Marian Anderson Anniversary

Marian Anderson : UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - CIRCA 2005: A stamp printed in USA shows shows Marian Anderson African-American contralto singer, circa 2005
Photo of U.S. Stamp honoring Marian Anderson courtesy

On this day in 1939 contralto Marian Anderson performed at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.  For more information click here.

This brings back a precious memory for me:  in the summer of 1968 I met Marian Anderson at a student music seminar in New York City, where she gave a speech to the 50 of us.  It was a wonderful week of inspiration and learning.

What did you learn today?

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