Marian Anderson Tribute - 'The Concert That Shook The Establishment'

Apr 24, 2014

Marian Anderson
Credit Carl Van Vechten
 75 years ago an African-American singer named Marian Anderson stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C and performed for tens of thousands of people. It's been called “The Concert that Shook the Establishment." During her lifetime - Anderson's unique voice was heard and praised around the world. She remains an important figure for music as well as civil rights.  Ollie Watts Davis, a professor of voice at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is paying tribute to Anderson this weekend. She'll perform at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum on Saturday and she joined us to talk more about the historic concert she's recreating: 

CLICK HERE for more information about the concert on Saturday.