Marian Anderson - The Lady from Philadelphia

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An acclaimed African-American contralto, Marian Anderson was barred from singing in Constitution Hall in 1939. She sang at the Lincoln Memorial instead. The concert was broadcast around the country -- and also heard by a young Martin Luther King, Jr.

Topics in this Podcast: black history, Martin Luther King Jr., Music, women, 20th century