Julia Gleason~Marian Anderson storyboard project
"You loose a lot of time hating people" ~Marian Anderson
"When you stop having dreams and ideals- well, you might as well stop all together" ~Marian Anderson
Preformed at the Lincoln Memorial and help set civil rights
Marian Anderson gave African American women a chance to have rights.
"None of us is responsible for the complexion of his skin. The fact of nature offers no clue to the character or quality of the person underneath." ~Marian Anderson
She was born on February 27th,1897, in Philadelphia. She had 3 sisters, and she was the oldest. Her dad died when she was 12, but singing didn't slow down. She was the first African American singer to perform in New York City as a member of the Metropolitan Opera, in 1955.
Almost all of Marian Anderson's life she was making a difference in the world. She was the first African American women to sing at the Lincoln Memorial. In 1961 she also performed the national anthem at John F. Kennedy's inauguration.
Marian Anderson was important because she helped create a difference in people's lives. She shown a lot of people the the color of your skin doesn't matter and you shouldn't let that get in the way of your dreams.
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