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us: Anderson, Marian, 1897-1993

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  • Variants

    • us: Fisher, Marian Anderson, 1897-1993
    • us: Anderson, Marian, 1902-
    • us: Anderson, Marion, 1897-1993
  • Addtional Information

    • Birth Date

    • Death Date

    • Birth Place

        (naf) Philadelphia (Pa.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Portland (Or.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)
        • Organization: (naf) United Nations. Human Rights Committee
        • Organization: (naf) United States. Department of State
        • Organization: (naf) National Council on the Arts
    • Gender

    • Associated Language

    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Music
          (lcsh) Opera
        • Occupation

            (lcsh) Contraltos
              (lcsh) African American women singers
                (lcsh) Singers
            • Use For

            • Exact Matching Concepts from Other Schemes

            • Earlier Established Forms

                Anderson, Marian, 1902-Anderson, Marian,1902-
            • Sources

              • found: Stokes, A. P. Art and the color line ... 1939.
              • found: New Grove dict. of Amer. music (Anderson, Marian; b. Philadelphia, 2-17-1902)
              • found: N.Y. Times, Apr. 9, 1993 (Marian Anderson; d. 4-8-93, Portland, Ore., age 96; her birth certificate gives birthdate as 2-27-1897)
              • found: Bach, J.S. The art of Robert Bloom. Bach Aria Group, volume I, Selected arias with oboe obbligato [SR] p2000: container (Marion Anderson, alto)
              • found: New Grove, 2nd ed., on WWW, Dec. 15, 2000 (Anderson, Marian; b. Feb. 27, 1897, Philadelphia, d. Apr. 8, 1993, Portland, OR; American contralto)
              • found: Wikipedia, Sept. 9, 2013: (Marian Anderson (Feb. 27, 1897 - Apr. 8, 1993), African-American contralto and one of the most celebrated singers of the twentieth century; she became an important figure in the struggle for black artists to overcome racial prejudice in the United States during the mid-twentieth century; the first black person to perform at the Metropolitan Opera; Anderson worked for several years as a delegate to the United Nations Human Rights Committee and as a "goodwill ambassadress" for the United States Department of State, giving concerts all over the world) {}
              • found: African American National Biography, accessed via The Oxford African American Studies Center online database, July 27, 2014: (Anderson, Marian; concert singer, opera singer; born 17 February 1897 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; married Orpheus H. Fisher; sang the national anthem at the inaugurations of President Dwight D. Eisenhower and President John F. Kennedy; member of the U.S. delegation to the General Assembly of the United Nations (1958); the first black American to appear at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York)
            • LC Classification

              • ML420.A6
            • Change Notes

              • 1980-05-08: new
              • 2015-03-10: revised
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