SYMHC Classics: Marian Anderson

A 1951 photo of Marian Anderson distributed by promoter S. Hurok. By promoter S. Hurok/Public domain

Today's show revisits the topic of Marian Anderson. An acclaimed contralto, Marian Anderson was barred from singing in Constitution Hall in 1939 because of her race. The concert she sang at the Lincoln Memorial instead influenced a young Martin Luther King, Jr.

The original episode can be found here:

Topics in this Podcast: SYMHC Classics