Marian Anderson

by panayiota theodore

About Marian Anderson

  • She was born February 27, 1897. She died April 8, 1993.
  • When she was six years old she became a choir member at Union Baptist Church.
  • At age 12 her father died.
  • Her quote is "leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it."
  • She was the first African American singer to perform at the Metropolitan Oprah in New York City.
  • She died of congestive heart failure at 96.
  • She earned the nickname "Baby Contralto".
  • Two character traits are: talented and brave.
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Marian Anderson - Ave Maria