Marian Anderson: A Voice Uplifted

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2008 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 124 pages
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Marian Anderson’s majestic voice mesmerized the nation--but her courage in confronting racism was equally inspirational. "When I sing,” she stated, "I want them to see my soul. And that is colorless.” Anderson became the first African-American to record spirituals for a major recording company; the first to perform as a soloist at the Philharmonic Society’s Academy of Music; and the first to appear on the stage of the exalted Metropolitan Opera House. In 1939, when she was banned from singing in Washington’s Constitution Hall, Marian made history by performing for a crowd of 75,000 at the Lincoln Memorial. Victoria Garrett Jones (Sterling Biographies: Eleanor Roosevelt: A Courageous Spirit) tells Anderson’s remarkable story, which travels from Philadelphia’s poorest neighborhood to the world’s finest concert stages.
 

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Contents

Song from the Soul
1
Family History
2
Sadness and Joy
13
Dedication to a Dream
25
Disappointment and Triumph
33
Europe Beckons
44
Birth of a Star
56
In Lincolns Shadow
70
An International Celebrity
83
Applause and Acclaim
99
Farewell
112
GLOSSARY
120
BIBLIOGRAPHY
121
IMAGE CREDITS
122
INDEX
123
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