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Marian Anderson. Opera and Spiritual Song Performer. . First black singer to sing with the Metropolitan Opera House.

Marian Anderson, opera singer, during the 1930s.

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

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 (1897-1993), renowned contralto and first African American to sing at the Metropolitan Opera.

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

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Marian Anderson, "A Voice Heard Only Once In A Hundred Years"

Marian Anderson 1928 by hytam2, via Flickr

Marian Anderson. Revolutionary Contralto.