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Marian Anderson and the D.A.R.

Jun 21, 2021

On Easter Sunday in 1939, contralto singer Marian Anderson gave a concert to 75,000 people on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. This moment has been called a prelude to the Civil Rights Movement that would come to the nation's forefront 25 years later. The concert was never supposed to happen. This episode explores the racism and segregation of a city that led to the momentous performance. Then we invite So Percussion's Josh Quillen on the show to quiz him!

  

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