Marian Anderson

Marian Anderson (HMR1W)

Location: Spartanburg, SC 29307 Spartanburg County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 57.317', W 81° 55.017'

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Her contralto voice sang out in the twentieth century — her life testified to her passion for music and the power of her voice to speak directly to the soul, encountering societal resistance as an African-American seeking educational and professional opportunities, Marian Anderson persevered, establishing a career as a recitalist in the United States and Europe. Her 1939 Easter Concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial reached a vast audience. With her historic 1955 operatic debut, Anderson became the first African-American performer to appear in a major role with the Metropolitan Opera. Marian Anderson's wish was to be recognized first and foremost for the artistic excellence exemplified in her concert, operatic and recorded performances. Issues of justice and equality were close to her heart, though. Anderson's musical triumphs are complemented by significant humanitarian achievements, including service as a delegate to the United Nations. From her birth in Philadelphia in 1897 until her death in 1993, Marian Anderson lived a life of passionate song.
HM NumberHMR1W
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series
Year Placed2006
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Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 1:42pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 416280 N 3868468
Decimal Degrees34.95528333, -81.91695000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 57.317', W 81° 55.017'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 57' 19.02" N, 81° 55' 1.02" W
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Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2422 Julia Mood Peterkin Dr, Spartanburg SC 29307, US
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