The life of singer Marian Anderson and her triumphant 1939 concert at the Lincoln Memorial

Voice of Freedom American Experience

Premiered February 15, 2021
Voice of Freedom

On Easter Sunday, 1939, contralto Marian Anderson stepped up to a microphone in front of the Lincoln Memorial. Inscribed on the walls of the monument behind her were the words “all men are created equal.”

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American Experience

American Experience, TV's most-watched history series, brings to life the compelling stories from our past that inform our understanding of the world today.

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