Marian Anderson, 1944
Wed, 10/27/2021 – 11:26
Laura Wheeler Waring
Oil on canvas
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of the Harmon Foundation.
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Marian Anderson Performs On The Steps Of The Lincoln Memorial (1939)
Marian Anderson was the first African American to sing at the White House (1936) and with New York’s Metropolitan Opera (1955). Listen to a recording of Anderson performing on the steps on the Lincoln Memorial in 1939, after being refused the largest indoor stage in Washington, D.C., because she was Black.