Thought for the Day
“Fear is a disease
that eats away at logic
and makes man inhuman.”
~ Marian Anderson
Born: February 27, 1897 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
Died: April 8, 1993 Portland, Oregon, US
An American contralto and one of the most celebrated singers of the twentieth century. Most of her singing career was spent performing in concert and recital in major music venues and with major orchestras throughout the United States and Europe between 1925 and 1965.
Anderson became an important figure in the struggle for black artists to overcome racial prejudice in the United States during the mid twentieth century. In 1939, the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) refused permission for Anderson to sing to an integrated audience in Constitution Hall.
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