Marian Anderson

Baltimore Concert Opera introduces a one-woman show written and starring Adrienne Danrich paying homage to the legendary Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price. For more information, see here.

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 (1897 –  1993) “None of us is responsible for the complexion of his skin. This fact of nature offers no clue to the character or quality of the person underneath.”

Born American singer Marian Anderson, was one of the finest contraltos of her time. Anderson displayed vocal talent as a child, but her family could not afford to pay for formal training. From the age of six, she was tutored in the choir of the Union Baptist Church, where she sang parts written for bass, […]

VIA:  TheKennedyCenter.Org (singer; born February 27, 1897, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Most Americans best remember Marian Anderson for her conscience-grabbing concert at the Lincoln Memorial on Easter Sunday, 1939 after she was denied the use of Constitution Hall, an arena that, from 1935 to 1952, opened its doors to white artists only. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, appalled […]