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Marian Anderson

1897-1993

 
 
Marian Anderson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 4, 2016
1. Marian Anderson Marker
Inscription. In 1939, after the contralto was refused the use of Constitution Hall by the D.A.R. because of her race, she sang at the Lincoln Memorial for an audience of 75,000. The first African American to perform at The White House (1936), and to be a permanent member of the Metropolitan Opera Company (1955), lived here from 1958 to 1975. During that time, she served as an alternate delegate to the United Nations (1958).
 
Erected by Historic Landmarks Preservation Center.
 
Location. 40° 47.473′ N, 73° 57.181′ W. Marker is in New York City, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Fifth Avenue near East 101st Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10029, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Arthur Brisbane (within shouting distance of this marker); The New York Academy of Medicine (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); J. Marion Sims, M.D., L.L.D. (about 500 feet away); Before There Was a Park (approx. mile away); Mount Saint Vincent (approx. 0.3 miles away);
Marian Anderson Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 4, 2016
2. Marian Anderson Marker - Wide View
Fort Clinton: On Top of Manhattan (approx. 0.3 miles away); A View From the Road (approx. 0.3 miles away); Al Hirschfeld (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in New York City.
 
Also see . . .
1. Marian Anderson Biography (marian-anderson.com). (Submitted on October 10, 2016.)
2. Denied A Stage, She Sang For A Nation (NPR, 4/9/2014). (Submitted on October 10, 2016.)
3. Marian Anderson Sings at Lincoln Memorial (Youtube.com, 80secs.). (Submitted on October 10, 2016.)
4. Marian Anderson and the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution). The DAR makes amends. (Submitted on October 10, 2016.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicCivil Rights
 
Marian Anderson and Abraham Lincoln image. Click for full size.
By Harris & Ewing, April 9, 1939
3. Marian Anderson and Abraham Lincoln
Full title is: Negro contralto and the great emancipator. Washington, D.C., April 9. Not since Shirley Temple visited Washington last year has anybody been photographed before the sculpture of Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial here. Here is Marian Anderson, singer, who gave an open air concert before the Memorial this afternoon after a high school and DAR auditorium had been refused her, standing before the dramatic statue of the man who freed her race, 4-9-39 Photograph courtesy of the Library of Congress.
Marian Anderson image. Click for full size.
By Roger Smith, January 6, 1943
4. Marian Anderson
Full title is: Marian Anderson mural dedicated. Marian Anderson, noted contralto, sings "The Star Spangled Banner" at the dedication of a mural commemorating her free public concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Easter Sunday, 1939. The dedication was held in the Department of Interior Auditorium before a distinguished audience on January 6, 1943. Miss Anderson is holding a bouquet of roses presented to her by Negro high school cadets who served as ushers at the ceremony. Secretary of Interior Ickes accepted the mural for the government Photograph courtesy of the Library of Congress.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page was last revised on October 10, 2016.
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