This stamp commemorates Marian Anderson.
Marian was only six when she joined her church choir.
The people that went to her church were so impressed
by her singing talent that they set up a trust fund
to pay for the musical training she needed for her
singing talent. She made her first appearance
(which means her first time singing in front of
alot of people) to all the people in 1925.
Marian was denied many opportunities because she
was black.In 1939 Franklin D. Roosevelts wife
Eleanor Roosevelt a member of Daughters of the
American Revolution heard that the Daughters of the
American Revolition would not let a talented black
women named Marian Anderson sing at Constitution
Hall so Eleanor Roosevelt resigned. Then she
arranged for Marian to sing on the top of the steps
of the Lincoln Memorial. Marian retired from
singing in 1965 and died in 1993.