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Walter F. White

Clip: Season 33 Episode 2 | 1m 18s

In 1930, Walter White took over as executive secretary of the NAACP. When the Daughters of the American Revolution barred Marian Anderson from singing at Constitution Hall. White had an inspiration that transcended the whole debate: a free, outdoor concert on the Lincoln Memorial steps.

Aired: 02/15/21

Rating: NR

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