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The voice that challenged a nation : Marian Anderson and the struggle for equal rights

by Freedman, Russell.

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Call number: J 921 Anderson, Marian, R Newbery Honor 2005

Available Copies: Malletts Youth

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Youth level.

Easter Sunday, April 9, 1939 -- Twenty-five cents a song -- A voice in a thousand -- Marian fever -- Banned by the DAR -- Singing to the nation -- Breaking barriers -- "What I had was singing."

In the mid-1930s, Marian Anderson was a famed vocalist who had been applauded by European royalty and welcomed at the White House. But, because of her race, she was denied the right to sing at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. This is the story of her resulting involvement in the civil rights movement of the time.

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