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The Voice of Marian Anderson

Clip: Season 33 Episode 2 | 1m 9s

In 1925, 28-year-old Marian Anderson won a New York Philharmonic competition that drew national attention. But most signing opportunities in the U.S. remained closed to Anderson because she was Black.

Aired: 02/15/21

Rating: NR

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