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#OnThisDay in 1939, after being denied access to Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., American contralto Marian Anderson performed a critically acclaimed open-air concert on the Lincoln Memorial steps. She went on to be a globe-trotting opera sensation.

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#OTD 1939, opera superstar Marian Anderson (“the 20th century’s Beyoncé”) sang for 75,000+ in front of the Lincoln Memorial after being turned away by @TodaysDAR . After this, DAR invited her to perform many more times. #FridayThoughts  #FlashbackFriday 

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This is what it looks like to sing for an audience of 75,000. Barred from performing at the Daughters of the American Revolution's Constitution Hall in segregated DC, Marian Anderson instead sang in a public concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on April 9, 1939. #OTD 

Capitalize the popular names of monuments and similar public attractions: Lincoln Memorial, Statue of Liberty, Washington Monument, Leaning Tower of Pisa, etc.

Lincoln Memorial University to host an open vaccine clinic April 8 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Lincoln Memorial's NCAA run ends on stunning buzzer-beater in Division II Final Four

West Texas A&M defeats Lincoln Memorial on buzzer-beater in Final Four of NCAA Division II men's basketball tournament

Welcomed students from Mobridge, SD, to the awe-inspiring Lincoln Memorial. We had a long discussion about the importance of being firm in your beliefs, while also having grace for those who may disagree with you – all while standing under Honest Abe. What a cool moment to share.

Lincoln Memorial basketball rides efficient offense to advance to Division II Final Four

A woman found dead along Lincoln Memorial Drive on Thursday night is being investigated as a probable suicide.


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Democrats Have Torn Down, Desecrated or Burned: - George Washington - Abraham Lincoln - Ulysses S Grant - Thomas Jefferson - St. Junipero Serra - Francis Scott Key - Winston Churchill - WWII Memorial - Lincoln Memorial - St. John’s Church - The US Capitol - 1000’s of businesses

Just in: Statement of Nick Sandmann, Covington Catholic High School junior, about the event at the Lincoln Memorial:

HOLD THE DATE! We will be having one of the biggest gatherings in the history of Washington, D.C., on July 4th. It will be called “A Salute To America” and will be held at the Lincoln Memorial. Major fireworks display, entertainment and an address by your favorite President, me!

Looks like a lot of people already heading to SALUTE TO AMERICA at Lincoln Memorial. It will be well worth the trip and wait. See you there at 6:00 P.M. Amazing music and bands. Thank you ARMY!

Our July 4th Salute to America at the Lincoln Memorial is looking to be really big. It will be the show of a lifetime!

Thank you for joining us at the Lincoln Memorial tonight- a very special evening! Together, we are going to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

The Lincoln Memorial is one of the nation’s most hallowed sites. It honors the president who freed slaves and united the country, and was host to civil rights history. Tonight Trump is staging a “big show” inside the memorial and complaining he’s treated worse than Lincoln.

People are coming from far and wide to join us today and tonight for what is turning out to be one of the biggest celebrations in the history of our Country, SALUTE TO AMERICA, an all day event at the Lincoln Memorial, culminating with large scale flyovers of the most modern.....

Weather looking good, clearing rapidly and temperatures going down fast. See you in 45 minutes, 6:30 to 7:00 P.M. at Lincoln Memorial!