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    Marian Anderson First African American Opera Singer

    Marian Anderson

    Marian Anderson

    Singer Marian Anderson

    Marian Anderson

    Marian Anderson

    Marian Anderson

    african american divas | Pimp My Voice: African American Opera Divas - Sung and Unsung

    The beautiful uoung opera singer Marian Anderson.

    American actress and singer, Pearl Bailey

    Grace Bumbry (born January 4, 1937), an American opera singer, is considered one of the leading mezzo-sopranos of her generation, as well as a major soprano for many years. She was a member of a pioneering generation of singers who followed Marian Anderson (including Leontyne Price, Martina Arroyo, Shirley Verrett and Reri Grist) in the world of classical music and paved the way for future African American opera and classical singers.

    Leontyne Price, one of the first African-Americans to be an opera singer

    Leontyne Price -First African American opera singer to appear at the Metropolitan

    Marian Anderson 1928 by hytam2, via Flickr

    Leontyne Price, 1963. First African American opera singer to appear at the Metropolitan, NYC

    Incredible opera singer: contralto, Marian Anderson: concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial

    Eleanor Roosevelt and Marian Anderson (via Of Another Fashion)

    Jessye Norman, american opera singer, 1990 by Yousuf Karsh

    Lynn Anderson, "Rose Garden"

    Matilda Sissieretta Joyner Jones (1868-1933) African-American soprano sometimes called "The Black Patti" in reference to Italian opera singer Adelina Patti. Jones' repertoire included grand opera, light opera, and popular music. In June 1892, Jones became the first African-American to sing at the Music Hall in New York (Now known as Carnegie Hall.) Photo taken 1889.

    Marian Anderson, opera singer.