Marian Anderson Sings On The Steps Of The Lincoln Memorial (1939)

APR 9, 202419 MIN
This Day in Esoteric Political History

Marian Anderson Sings On The Steps Of The Lincoln Memorial (1939)

APR 9, 202419 MIN

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<p>It’s April 9th. This day in 1939, singer Marian Anderson performs for 75,000 people outdoors on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial -- after being denied the chance to perform in every indoor venue in Washington, DC.</p><p>Jody, Niki, and Kellie discuss how the concert came together, what Anderson meant to the civil rights movement at the time, and the mix of racial and cultural politics of the era.</p><p>Find out more at <a href="http://thisdaypod.com/"><strong>thisdaypod.com</strong></a></p><p>This Day In Esoteric Political History is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.</p><p>Your support helps foster independent, artist-owned podcasts and award-winning stories.</p><p>If you want to support the show directly, you can do so on our website: <a href="http://thisdaypod.com/"><strong>ThisDayPod.com</strong></a></p><p>Get in touch if you have any ideas for future topics, or just want to say hello. Follow us on social @thisdaypod</p><p>Our team: Jacob Feldman, Researcher/Producer; Brittani Brown, Producer; Khawla Nakua, Transcripts; music by Teen Daze and Blue Dot Sessions; Audrey Mardavich is our Executive Producer at Radiotopia</p>