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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Marian Anderson (1902-1993)

An African American singer, Marian Anderson found more success and fame in Europe than America until in 1939 the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) refused to allow her to sing in their Constitution Hall in Washington, DC. In part because of the public attention brought by this incident, Marian Anderson became one of the best-known African American women of the 20th century. (Source:

Favorite Quotes from SheFM:
• As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold the person down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might.

• I suppose I might insist on making issues of things. But that is not my nature, and I always bear in ming that my mission is to leave behind me the kind of impression that will make it easier for those who follow.

• Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it.