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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...

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