Today in Black HERstory: Marian Anderson

Today in Black HERstory, Marian Anderson was born. She’s the first African-American to perform at the Metropolitan Opera. Anderson was born to a babysitter mother and ice and coal miner father, and her love of music began early, at the Union Baptist Church in South Philadelphia. Her parents realized her music abilities, and bought her a piano. They couldn’t afford lessons, so Marian taught herself and joined the church choir.Her aunt Mary was also a choir singer, and she encouraged her niece by

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