Marian anderson (february 27, 1897 – april 8, 1993) was an african-american contralto best remembered for her performance on easter sunday, 1939 on the steps of the lincoln memorial in washington dc. “a voice like yours is heard only once in a hundred years” — arturo toscanini to the american contralto marian anderson born in philadelphia in 1897, marian anderson’s long life spanned much of the 20th century and, in myriad ways, both mirrored and helped shape the age in which she lived. Legendary contralto marian anderson was the first african-american member of new york's metropolitan opera she also made history in 1939, when, after being banned from performing at constitution hall because she was black, she gave a concert on the steps of the lincoln memorial that was attended by. Denied a stage, she sang for a contralto marian anderson sang before is now part of the collection of the national museum of african american.
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