AUTOGRAPH PHOTO OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN CONTRALTO. Author: Anderson, Marian Title: AUTOGRAPH PHOTO OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN CONTRALTO. Despite her worldwide fame as a contralto, Anderson faced racial prejudice, most notably in 1939 when the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) refused permission for her to sing to an integrated audience in Constitution Hall in Washington, D. In response, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt publicly spoke out against the segregation and resigned her DAR membership.At the invitation of Mrs. Roosevelt and President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Anderson instead performed a critically acclaimed open-air concert on Easter Sunday, April 9, 1939, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. She sang before an integrated crowd of more than 75,000 people and a radio audience of millions. From that moment, Anderson was placed in the spotlight on issues of racial equality. She worked as a delegate to the United Nations Human Rights Committee and as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United States Department of State, giving concerts all over the world. She sang at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963. Anderson was also the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1963, the Congressional Gold Medal in 1977, the Kennedy Center Honors in 1978, the National Medal of Arts in 1986, and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1991. The 3 1/2" x 5" photograph is accompanied by a March 11, 1947 typed letter signed from O.
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