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Former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt with Marian Anderson in Japan in May 1953. Source: White House Historical Association

The First Lady & The Contralto Singer

Eleanor Roosevelt, Marian Anderson, and the courage to do what is right

Marian Anderson was born in February 1897 in South Philadelphia. Source: Philadelphia Tribune
A file copy of the letter Eleanor Roosevelt sent to the president general of the DAR, Mrs. Henry M. Robert, Jr., offering her resignation. Source: National Archives and Records Administration
Marian Anderson with Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes after he introduced her to the crowd. Source: History
Footage of Marian Anderson performing in front of a crowd of 75,000+ at the Lincoln Memorial.



Exploring History is a publication about history. Instead of focusing on any particular time period of history, we explore anything about the past that helps our readers understand the world they live in today. We pay special attention to historiographical rigor and balance.

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Holley Snaith

Holley is a historian specializing in 20th century political, entertainment, and music history. Visit www.holleysnaith.com to learn more.