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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (366 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Russell Freedman Narrator: Sharon Washington Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Winner of the Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award, The Voice That Challenged a Nation is an inspiring biography. In the 1930s, black singer Marian Anderson was not allowed to perform at Constitution Hall. But with help from Eleanor Roosevelt, Anderson staged an amazing concert at the Lincoln Memorial and became an activist for civil rights. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Elizabeth | 2/8/2014

    " This is a truly great book. It uses Marian Anderson's stunning 1939 performance at the Lincoln Memorial as a launching point to help explain the segregation faced by performers of the time as well as Anderson's own part in the history of the times. Having performed in various cities in Europe as well as the White House before being denied the right to perform at Constitution Hall because of her color by the DAR, Anderson is shown in front of 75,000 people who came to enjoy the voice that Arturo Toscannini said "is heard once in a hundred years." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lydia | 2/1/2014

    " Great biography of an amazing singer. It does a good job of making the story come alive. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Crystal | 1/27/2014

    " This is a biography of the life and career of Marian Anderson, a black singer during the civil rights movement. An enjoyable, easy read with many wonderful photographs. After reading about Marian I want to listen to some of her recordings. The title of the book is confusing though because Marian's goal in life was to sing - it is all she wanted to do. She became drawn in to the fight for civil rights when she was banned from singing at Constitution Hall. The book did not give me a vision of her as a leader for change, but certainly she was a proponent for change. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ruth Mika | 1/20/2014

    " Marion Anderson was a natural singer from a very early age. She grew up singing in her church and was respected and admired. The members of her church came to her rescue many times with monetary offerings to help her have the music lessons she needed. With her father dying from an accident when Marion was twelve years old, Marion left school when she graduated from the eighth grade. She experience prejudice at many of her appearances but was given the chance to sing at the Lincoln Memorial to 75,000 after being denied the opportunity to sing in Constitution Hall. "

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