Marian Anderson: My Lord, What a Morning

(1956)

Audience

By the 1950s Marian Anderson had become one of the most recognizable women in the world. Her soulful voice had attracted millions of followers from around the globe, and her role in the early civil rights movement had inspired generations. Anderson and Taubman’s collaborative autobiography of 1956 was designed and marketed both as a resource for music lovers and as a book that would appeal to Anderson fans, black and white, who were curious about her views and reflections on topics related to her musical career, her personal life, and her experiences as a public figure.

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Marian Anderson (Library of Congress)

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