The famous opera singer Marian Anderson in the 1920s. Great to see her as a fashionable young woman. Love the dress.

Marian Anderson, ca (vintage black glamour). Marian Anderson was an African-American contralto and one of the most celebrated singers of the twentieth century

Marian Anderson 1897 - 1993  
SINGER  In 1939, the DAR refused to let Anderson sing in DC's Constitution Hall because she was black. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt resigned from the DAR, and her husband's administration arranged an outdoor concert at the Lincoln Memorial for a crowd of 75,000 and millions of radio listeners. Anderson was the first African American to sing with the Metropolitan Opera, and in 1958 became a delegate to the United Nations.

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Marian Anderson 1897 - 1993 SINGER In the DAR refused to let Anderson sing in DC's Constitution Hall because she was black. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt resigned from the DAR, and her husband's administration arranged an outdoor concert at the Li

Marian Anderson, (1897-1993) was the first African American singer to perform at the Metropolitan Opera. She famously sang at the Lincoln Memorial at the height of the struggle for civil rights.

Marian Anderson, First African American Singer to Perform at the Metropolitan Opera. She famously Sang at the Lincoln Memorial at the Height of the Struggle for Civil Rights.

Marian Anderson    In 1939, the DAR refused to let Anderson sing in DC's Constitution Hall because she was black. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt resigned from the DAR, and her husband's administration arranged an outdoor concert at the Lincoln Memorial for a crowd of 75,000 and millions of radio listeners. Anderson was the first African American to sing with the Metropolitan Opera, and in 1958 became a delegate to the United Nations.

Marian Anderson renowned contralto and first African American to sing at the Metropolitan Opera. African american history,Black history,history,Mai Style: L'Histoire des Noirs,Once Upon A Time When We W

Marian Anderson, opera diva is honorary member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.

Penn Special Collections - Anderson Exhibit - This exhibition celebrates the artistic development and musical career of Marian Anderson. Renowned throughout the world for her extraordinary contralto voice, she is also remembered for her dignity and grace.

Photos from Marian Anderson's 1939 landmark concert at the Lincoln Memorial that sparked the civil rights movement: http://ti.me/10R25hy (Thomas D. McAvoy—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Marian Anderson sings at the Lincoln Memorial, marking a seminal moment in the American civil rights movement. (Thomas D. McAvoy—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Marian Anderson Born February 27, 1897, in Philadelphia, displayed vocal talent as a child, but her family could not afford to pay for formal training. Members of her church congregation raised funds for her to attend a music school for a year, and in 1955 she became the first African American singer to perform as a member of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.

Marian Anderson Born February in Philadelphia, and in 1955 she became the first African American singer to perform as a member of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.

Marian Anderson-Legendaria cantante estadounidense e ícono de la lucha racial americana, una excepcional contralto, registro poco hallado en la voz humana, fervientemente admirada por Arturo Toscanini

Jan 1955 Singer Marian Anderson made her debut with the Metropolitan Opera in New York, becoming the first black person to perform there as a member.

Frida & Diego with Marian Anderson and  Ernesto de Quesada (Coyoacan, Mexico 1943)  erlin1, via Flickr

Frida & Diego with Marian Anderson and Ernesto de Quesada (Coyoacan, Mexico

Marian Anderson

Marian Anderson (February 27, 1897 – April 8, 1993),[1] was an American contralto, perhaps best remembered for her performance on Easter Sunday, 1939 on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C..

Marian Anderson - (February 1897 – April was an African-American contralto and one of the most celebrated singers of the twentieth century. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

MARIAN ANDERSON - THE BEST - Schubert Ave Maria - YouTube

MARIAN ANDERSON - THE BEST - Schubert Ave Maria - YouTube

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