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

Anderson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She joined a junior church choir at the age of six, and applied to an all-white music school after her graduation from high school in 1921, but was turned away because she was black. The woman working the admissions counter replied, "We… read more

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  • Avatar for top20fanatico
    She just have only 5.496 listeners and 28.657 scrobbles,seriously guys,WTF? :\ She deserves much more scrobbles and listeners here for sure!
  • Avatar for gendervariant
    I need to cop a record before I die. Everyone should seriously hear this woman sing once in their lifetime, it's a must.
  • Avatar for mechah
    Amazing.
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    Truly amazing talent!!!
  • Avatar for beautisaviza
    Sie war eine die erste Schwarze die vor dem Lincoln Memorial singen durfte...
  • Avatar for leparadisperdu
    Das Lied hören und Der Klang der Zeit lesen - man versteht vieles

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