Marian Anderson and the Easter Sunday Concert, April 9, 1939

Today‚Äôs blog is written by Alexis Hill, Assistant Registrar in the Exhibits Division at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland. When Marian Anderson, the renowned African-American contralto singer, performed on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial 75 years ago, she had no idea that her performance would become a pivotal moment in civil rights … Continue reading Marian Anderson and the Easter Sunday Concert, April 9, 1939