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Echoes from Marian Anderson’s defiant performance

Clip: 04/09/2014 | 5m 43s

Marian Anderson, the legendary African-American contralto, sang at the Lincoln Memorial exactly 75 years ago after she was refused a performance at Washington’s Constitution Hall. On Wednesday, young people gathered to commemorate Anderson’s effort to strike out against racism through the power and beauty of her voice. Jeffrey Brown reports.

Aired: 04/09/14

Rating: NR

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