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Harold L. Ickes Introduces Marian Anderson at Lincoln Memorial

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Harold L. Ickes Introduces Marian Anderson at Lincoln Memorial

(6 min) tv-pg

Secretary of the Interior Harold L. Ickes stresses racial equality in his introduction of African-American singer Marian Anderson, who performs a concert on April 9, 1939, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Anderson had previously been denied a booking at Washington's Constitution Hall because of her race. In the wake of public outrage, Ickes stepped in and secured Anderson's performance at the memorial.

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