Marian Anderson

The article, “Lift Every Voice: Marian Anderson, Florence B. Price And The Sound Of Black Sisterhood,” highlights the fact that Marian Anderson is a great example of a powerful black woman. After being denied a desegregated concert space in 1939, Anderson performed at Howard University on Resurrection Sunday. The concert ended with a rendition of Florence B. Price’s “My Soul is Anchored in the Lord,” a Negro Spiritual. This event is significant to look back at because it shows a form of solidarity from Anderson with black women. We have not always had our own spaces to be comfortable and flourish amongst ourselves, and Anderson recognized this and attempted to provide us with one. She purposely ended the concert with this song with the intention to uplift another black woman – something that was not happening often, or at all, back then.

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