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June 2014 - What's Happening @ LWLC : African American Music Appreciation Month

Marian Anderson Sings at Lincoln Memorial

Marian Anderson, contralto, was denied the right to perfom at Constitution Hall by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) becuase of her color. Instead, and at the urging of Eleanor Roosevelt, Harold Ickes permitted her to perform at the Lincoln Memorial on April 9, 1939.


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Books & eBooks

These are a few of the books and e-books related to African American music accessible to LWLC patrons

The African American Music Reference database contains text reference, biographies, chronologies, sheet music, images, lyrics, liner notes, and discographies illustrating the musical heritage of African Americans. Musical selections can be found in American Song database.

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