Marian Anderson: My Lord, What a Morning


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“Easter Sunday”

The division between time spent in Europe and in the United States changed gradually. In my second season under Mr. Hurok’s management there was already more to do at home, and less time was devoted to Europe. Soon there were so many concerts to do in the cities of the United States that a trip abroad for concerts had to be squeezed in. There is no doubt that my work was drawing the attention of larger circles of people in wider areas of our country. Fees went up, and I hope that I was making a return in greater service.

Mr. Hurok’s aim was to have me accepted as...

Source: Reprinted from “Easter Sunday,” copyright © 1956, renewed 1984 by Marian Anderson, from My Lord, What a Morning by Marian Anderson. Used by permission of Viking Penguin, a division of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.