Listening For Marian Anderson In The Past And Present

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Marian Anderson is known more for two events than for the talents that made them possible. But there is more to be told, and so she asks us to listen again for who and what we know her to be.

Anderson was an early inspiration for scholar Shana Redmond, who explores the places she still feels the diva’s presence: an inscrutable photo, a scrap of silent film, a concert borne on her legacy.

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