Presentation on theme: "Sophie S. & Sydney I., 4 th Grade - Mrs. Hart. Born on February 27, 1897 Lived in South Philadelphia Member of Junior Choir in church since age."— Presentation transcript:
Born on February 27, 1897 Lived in South Philadelphia Member of Junior Choir in church since age 6 Aunt Mary brought her to community events to sing Marian grew close to her grandfather; they spent a lot of time together Marian’s father died because of heart failure in 1909 at age 34 Because of her fathers death, her mother had to get a job at the tobacco factory As Marian grew older her mother sent her daughters to find work Marian admired her grandfather because he took a stand for things that were important to him Marian lived with her parents and two sisters
Completed 8 th grade at Stanton Elementary Went to high school at William Penn High School Graduated from the South Philadelphia High School Marian didn’t have the documents or qualifications showing a person has a certain skill or knowledge required to teach in Philadelphia schools
Marian started singing when she wasn’t fully ready Marian forgot some German words at a concert that she sang in Germany It wasn’t easy for Marian Anderson to acquire a musical education Marian’s family was poor She couldn’t sing at certain places because of her skin color
Marian was a singer and opera singer In 1955 she became the first black singer to appear with the Metropolitan Opera At her homecoming concert in New York City in 1935, she received thunderous applause In 1939 she was prevented from giving a concert at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. and many people felt that her race was the reason Undaunted, on Easter Sunday of that same year, she gave a free concert for an audience of 75,000 from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1963
She loved to sing all kinds of songs This little girl eventually became one of the greatest singers of her time The great composer Jean Sibelius dedicated a song to Marian when she visited n Finland She toured all over the world
Marian started singing when she was 6 and loved it
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