Marian Anderson (1991)

Genres - History, Music  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Race & Ethnicity  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |  
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This video offers viewers the chance to get to know Marian Anderson, the fine and gifted African-American singer who left audiences in awe during the early decades of the 20th century. She was a woman who won the hearts of many, including the influential First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Find out about the troublesome racial discrimination that she had to face and the extraordinary free concert she gave on the steps of the Lincoln Center. Isaac Stern and Jessye Norman, who were friends and professional associates of Anderson's, provide their reflections about this woman. Conductor Toscanini stated that her voice was one that is only heard "once in a hundred years."

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Black [race], discrimination, opera-singer, singer, spiritual