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One Speech

On Aug. 28, 1963, no one followed Martin Luther King Jr.'s oratorical tour de force more closely than the President of the United States. "He's damned good,"...

James DePreist

James DePreist, longtime music director of the Oregon Symphony, was the nephew of Marian Anderson, the first black singer to perform at the Metropolitan Opera,...

Then & Now: Ladies Sing the Blues

It's an old familiar song. Girl has a remarkable voice, which her hometown discovers before she even enters school. By her teens, she is singing professionally...

On the Record: Feb. 15, 1982

Perhaps only a tribute to Singer Marian Anderson, 79, could have brought together those operatic rivals Shirley Verrett, 50, and Grace Bumbry, 45, for a...

National Affairs: Anderson Affair

On Washington's sunny Easter afternoon, at the base of the Lincoln Memorial, Negro Contralto Marian Anderson sang America, Ave Maria, My Soul Is Anchored in...

Music: Debut

In Box No. 35 of the Golden Horseshoe, the place usually reserved for visiting statesmen and royalty, sat a small, aged lady who had once been a washerwoman in...

A Letter From The Publisher, Feb. 10, 1947

During the past month hundreds of you have written us about TIME'S story on Marian Anderson (Dec. 30). Seldom, if ever, has a story in TIME evoked such a wide...

Religion: In Egypt Land

(See Cover) Go tell it on the mountain, Over the hills and everywheah; Go tell it on the mountain, That Jesus Christ is aborn. At Salzburg, backdropped by...

Music: Now One Is Speechless

From the time Contralto Marian Anderson first realized that she had a remarkable voice, she wanted to sing at the Metropolitan Opera. In those days, hiring a...

Music: Jim Crow Concert Hall

One of the greatest concert singers of this generation is Marian Anderson, Philadelphia-born Negro contralto. Since she skyrocketed to fame in Salzburg four...

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