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Marian Anderson. African-American contralto and one of the most celebrated singers of the twentieth century. Anderson was the first African American to sing leading role with Metropolitan Opera.

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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.

Marian Anderson, the elegant and groundbreaking contralto who was the first African American to sing at the Metropolitan Opera

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