The Resource The sound of freedom : Marian Anderson, the Lincoln Memorial, and the concert that awakened America, Raymond Arsenault

The sound of freedom : Marian Anderson, the Lincoln Memorial, and the concert that awakened America, Raymond Arsenault

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The sound of freedom : Marian Anderson, the Lincoln Memorial, and the concert that awakened America
Title
The sound of freedom
Title remainder
Marian Anderson, the Lincoln Memorial, and the concert that awakened America
Statement of responsibility
Raymond Arsenault
Title variation
Marian Anderson, the Lincoln Memorial, and the concert that awakened America
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: Award-winning civil rights historian Ray Arsenault describes the dramatic story behind Marian Anderson's concert at the Lincoln Memorial-an early milestone in civil rights history-on the seventieth anniversary of her performance. On Easter Sunday 1939, the brilliant vocalist Marian Anderson sang before a throng of seventy-five thousand at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington-an electrifying moment and an under appreciated milestone in civil rights history. Though she was at the peak of a dazzling career, Anderson had been barred from performing at the Daughters of the American Revolution's Constitution Hall because she was black. When Eleanor Roosevelt resigned from the DAR over the incident and took up Anderson's cause, however, it became a national issue. Like a female Jackie Robinson-but several years before his breakthrough-Anderson rose to a pressure-filled and politically charged occasion with dignity and courage, and struck a vital blow for civil rights. In the 1963 March on Washington, Martin Luther King Jr. would follow, literally, in Anderson's footsteps. This tightly focused, richly textured narrative by acclaimed historian Raymond Arsenault captures the struggle for racial equality in 1930s America, the quiet heroism of Marian Anderson, and a moment that inspired blacks and whites alike
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Arsenault, Raymond
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ML420.A6
LC item number
A77 2009
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Anderson, Marian
  • Anderson, Marian
  • Anderson, Marian
  • Concerts
  • African Americans
  • Lincoln Memorial (Washington, D.C.)
  • Politik
  • Minderheitenrecht
  • Rassendiskriminierung
  • Musik
  • African Americans
  • Concerts
  • Lincoln Memorial (Washington, D.C.)
  • Race relations
  • United States
  • USA
  • United States
  • Washington (D.C.)
Label
The sound of freedom : Marian Anderson, the Lincoln Memorial, and the concert that awakened America, Raymond Arsenault
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-297) and index
Contents
Freedom's child -- Singing in the dark -- Deep rivers -- The heart of a nation -- Sweet land of liberty
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
310 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781596915787
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008053563
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)236341217
  • (OCoLC)ocn236341217
Label
The sound of freedom : Marian Anderson, the Lincoln Memorial, and the concert that awakened America, Raymond Arsenault
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-297) and index
Contents
Freedom's child -- Singing in the dark -- Deep rivers -- The heart of a nation -- Sweet land of liberty
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
310 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781596915787
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008053563
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)236341217
  • (OCoLC)ocn236341217

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