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Marian Anderson
   was   
An American Civil Rights Activist
(1901-1993); Stopped by the Daughters of the Revolution from singing in Constitution Hall in 1939 because she was black; she sang on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial with Eleanor Roosevelt at her side. She also worked for several years as a delegate to the United Nations Human Rights Committee and as a "goodwill ambassadress" for the United States Department of State. She was active in supporting the civil rights movement during the 1960s, giving benefit concerts for the Congress of Racial Equality, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the America-Israel Cultural Foundation.
Marian Anderson
   was the first African-American   
To Become a Member of the Metropolitan Opera Company
1955
Marian Anderson
   was born on   
February 27, 1897
American contralto; perhaps best remembered for her performance on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial
Marian Anderson
   is a   
Singer
1978 [Operatic Soprano]
Marian Anderson
   was   
A Singer
Anderson was notably awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1963, the Kennedy Center Honors in 1978, the National Medal of Arts in 1984, and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1991.
Marian Anderson
   was a/an   
Singer
Lieder and opera to traditional songs and spirituals, 1897-1993
My Country, 'Tis of Thee
   was released by   
Marian Anderson
1939 - inducted in 2009
He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
   was released by   
Marian Anderson
1936 - inducted in 2008
Schubert: Ave Maria
   was released by   
Marian Anderson
1936 - inducted in 1999






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