Women Who Dare: Marian Anderson
Marian Anderson sang opera and spirituals, performing for rapt audiences around the globe. After impressing European heads of state and composers with her "once in a hundred years" voice, Anderson returned home to a segregated society. Barred (because of her skin color) from performing at Constitution Hall, Anderson performed a free concert at the Lincoln Memorial on Easter Sunday 1939. Broadcast nationwide via radio and drawing a live audience of 75,000, Anderson's performance highlighted the gap between her nation's stated intentions and its "separate but equal" realities. Women Who Dare: Marian Anderson brings to light Anderson's dramatic and selfless life with engaging text and rare photographs.
Published by Pomegranate in association with the Library of Congress. Hardcover, 64 pages. 5.25" x 6.5"