Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Sunday - April 9, 1939

Seventy years ago on Easter Sunday – April 9, 1939 – 75,000 citizens gathered to hear legendary contralto Marian Anderson give a free concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial after being barred from performing at Washington’s largest and most venerable venue, Constitution Hall, by its owners, the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) because she was a "singer of color."

That's the beginning paragraph of a Diary published by dmhlt 66 on Daily Kos today. It's an excellent diary that is well worth reading.

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