#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.
#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
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
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.
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Just in: Statement of Nick Sandmann, Covington Catholic High School junior, about the event at the Lincoln Memorial:
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!
Thank you for joining us at the Lincoln Memorial tonight- a very special evening! Together, we are going to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
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!