About this Event
The Miss Marian Anderson and Friends Project, a Philadelphia Experience (Sunday)
Join us for an unforgettable evening celebrating the incredible talent and legacy of Miss Marian Anderson and her friends. This one-of-a-kind event will take place in person on Sun Oct 14, 2023 at 543 Columbia Road, Boston, MA 02125. Get ready to be mesmerized by the captivating performances and soulful melodies that will transport you to the heart of Philadelphia.
Experience the magic as renowned artists come together to pay homage to Miss Marian Anderson, a trailblazing African-American contralto who broke barriers and inspired generations with her extraordinary voice. From soul-stirring spirituals to timeless classics, this event promises an enchanting journey through the rich musical heritage of Philadelphia.
After returning to the United States from a European tour, she was denied the opportunity to sing at Constitution Hall, a venue owned by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), because she was Black. Anderson challenged the DAR's policy of segregation, and with the help of her friends, including gospel singer Mahalia Jackson and educator Mary McLeod Bethune, she was able to give an open-air concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Easter Sunday, 1939. The concert was attended by an estimated 75,000 people, and it became a landmark event that contributed to the drive and strive for equal justice in the United States.
Immerse yourself in an evening filled with soulful melodies, heartfelt performances, and a celebration of diversity and unity. Don't miss this opportunity to witness the power of music and honor the legacy of Miss Marian Anderson and her friends. Grab your tickets now and get ready for an unforgettable Philadelphia experience!
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Strand Theatre, 543 Columbia Road, Boston, United States
USD 20.00 to USD 50.00