April 9th marks the 70th anniversary of Marian Anderson's historic concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, the legendary contralto having been denied entrance to Constitution Hall by the D.A.R. [New Yorker]
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it makes me sad to know the DAR was like that- my grandmother is a member, and I thought they actually did positive things for the community too. hopefully they have changed in the past 70 yrs......