Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Article "Concert To Star Negro Contralto"

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Article "Concert To Star Negro Contralto"

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This article talks about a performance by an African American singer, Marian Anderson. Anderson was a celebrated contralto. She performed on the University Radio Guild’s Chapel conceit hour, accompanied by a male chorus. Anderson was an important figure in overcoming racial prejudice for performers. She was denied the ability to perform at a Daughters of the American Revolution event even though it was interracial. President Roosevelt and the first lady heard of the incident and arranged for her to perform on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Easter Sunday 1939.

Source

"Concert To Star Negro Contralto." The Richmond Collegian XXVII, no. 28, (May 2, 1941): 6. http://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19410502.2.38&srpos=7&e=01-01-1939-31-12-1945--en-20--1--txt-txIN-negro------#

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1941-05-02

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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“Article "Concert To Star Negro Contralto",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 21, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/455.