Opera Singer Marian Anderson's View from the Lincoln Memorial
This is African American opera singer Marian Anderson's view from the Lincoln Memorial as she performed to an integrated crowd of 75,000. After barred from performing at Constitution Hall due to her race, she performed on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial instead.
Marian Anderson, African American opera singer, performs for an estimated crowd of 75,000 on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1939. Barred from performing at Constitution Hall due to her race, Anderson instead performed at the Lincoln Memorial to an integrated crowd.