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    Alfred Eisenstaedt

  • Size:14 X 11
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  • Medium:Silver Gelatin Print
  • Product type:OPEN
  • Price:$4000.00


Date: 1938 Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 11x14 Open Signed Description: Marian Anderson, the great contralto, performing at the Academy of Music, her eyes are closed, hands intertwined in front of her. Marian Anderson (1897 ?1993), born in Philadelphia, was perhaps best remembered for her performance on Easter Sunday, 1939 on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. In 1939, the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) refused permission for Anderson to sing to an integrated audience in Constitution Hall. The District of Columbia Board of Education declined a request to use the auditorium of a white public high school. As a result of the ensuing furor, thousands of DAR members, including First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, resigned. The Roosevelts, with Walter White, then-executive secretary of the NAACP, and Anderson's manager, impresario Sol Hurok, then persuaded Secretary of the Interior Harold L. Ickes to arrange an open air Marian Anderson concert on the steps of

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