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Secretary Jewell Commemorates 75th Anniversary of Marian Anderson's Concert at Lincoln Memorial Today

Secretary Jewell Commemorates 75th Anniversary of Marian Anderson's Concert at Lincoln Memorial Today

Today, April 9, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join the Washington Performing Arts Society and local high school and elementary school children on the plaza of the Lincoln Memorial to commemorate Marian Anderson's historic Easter Day concert in 1939.

The concert was arranged by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and then-Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes after the Daughters of the American Revolution refused to allow Anderson, one of the 20th Century's most accomplished singers, to perform at DAR Constitution Hall because she was African-American.

Featuring:

Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior
Robert Vogel, Superintendent, National Mall and Memorial Parks
Washington Performing Arts Society's Children of the Gospel Choir
Monamma AL-Ghuiyy, Park Ranger, President's Park
John W. Ross Elementary School Third Grade Choir
Karin Paludan, Teaching Artist, Washington Performing Arts Society

It all takes place at the Lincoln Memorial Plaza at 11:00 a.m. EDT, today, April 9, 2014.

Pictured: Secretary Sally Jewell. Photo by Tami Heilemann.

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