Marian Anderson: My Lord, What a Morning

(1956)

Explanation and Analysis of the Document

Although it is titled “Easter Sunday,” Anderson’s account actually provides relatively few details about the 1939 Lincoln Memorial Concert or the series of events that led up to it. She remarks that upon finding out that she had been denied access to Constitution Hall, “I was saddened, but as it is my belief that right will win I assumed that a way would be found.” Indeed, Anderson appears almost entirely disengaged from the planning of the event, leaving the arrangements to her manager, Sal Hurok, and his staff. She mentions Eleanor...

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