Marian Anderson sings at Lincoln Memorial

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Marian Anderson sings at Lincoln Memorial - On 75,000 Hear Concert By Marian Anderson At...
On 75,000 Hear Concert By Marian Anderson At Lincoln Memorial the ap- WASHINGTON (/P.) -- Marian Andereoti, the negro contralto, ytcad before a heroic statue of Abraham Lincoln at twilight yesterday and gave an outdoor Easier concert which police estimated estimated was attended by 75,00 persons. The ciowd thronged the park between the Lincoln Memorial and the' Washington Monument to applaud the singer, wha had been denied the use of the D R.'L Constitution Hall. An attempt attempt Iz agree on regulations for u?e of a high school auditorium auditorium also had failed. Secretary Irkes, introducing her, made no direct reference the controversy over the D. A. R. auditoiium which was credited credited with causing Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt's resignation from the organization. But he said: "There are those, even in this great capita! of our democrat! . . . . . republic, who a-e cither too Inid or tco indifferent to h.t un ; vesti p at the licht that Jefferson and Lincoln carried aloft."

Clipped from The Daily Messenger10 Apr 1939, MonPage 1

The Daily Messenger (Canandaigua, New York)10 Apr 1939, MonPage 1
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