Marian Anderson, San Francisco Opera House Program, 1938

Event program, "Peter Conley presents Marian Anderson." Approx., 6 x 9 in., 8pp. San Francisco Opera House. February 25, 1938. Staple-bound with original paper boards. Front cover features stunning photographic image of Marian Anderson (1897-1993). The performance numbers listed in the program include classical pieces by Schubert, Handel, and others, as well as Negro Spirituals "Deep River," "Heav'n Heav'n," "Crucifixion," and "My Soul's Been Anchored in the Lord." 

Anderson, one of the most renowned classical vocalists of her day, was a highly visible figure in the struggle of African American artists to overcome racial prejudice. The year after this performance in San Francisco, the Daughters of the American Revolution would deny Anderson the opportunity to perform before an integrated audience at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., igniting a social and political firestorm.  



Creasing at bottom left corner. Folds visible particularly along horizontal line. Residue on back paper cover.

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