Marian Anderson

Contralto Singer

DOB : feburary 27, 1897

DOD : April 18, 1993

Hometown : philadelphia

Early Life

Marian was 6 years old and in choir at her church. she was very talented but her family could not afford to pay for vocal classes , so her church would raise funds to make for her classes. she was the oldest of three with only their mother after dad's death she was still committed.
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Education / Early Career

Giuseppe Boghetti trained her after two years she got a chance to sing at the Lewisohn Stadium in New York. she eventually went on a tour through Europe thanks to a Julius Roseenwald Scholarship. the gifted Contralto singer.
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Major Events

Grammy Award - for lifetime achievement

Presidential Medal of freedom

She got to sing the National anthem at the John F Kenedy's inauguration

Became the 1st African American to preform as a member of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.

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Works Cited

biography.com

contraltocorner.com

npr.org