Summary Of Eleanor Roosevelt And Marian Anderson

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Eleanor Roosevelt and Marian Anderson When Eleanor Roosevelt resigned from the D.A.R. in protest, it’s outcome led to the attention of segregation. In the nonfiction article, “Eleanor Roosevelt and Marian Anderson” by FDRPLM, talks about how Marian Anderson was able to perform at the Lincoln Memorial with the help of Eleanor Roosevelt. The awarness of racism was brought up after Eleanor Roosevelt left the D.A.R. in dissaproval. Eleanor Roosevelt did not agree with the D.A.R. for not letting Marian Anderson performing, so she tries to put matter in her own hands. For instance, in paragraph 8 it stated, “On Febuary 26, 1939, Mrs. Roosevelt submitted her letter…” This meant that Mrs. Roosevelt was dissapointed in them for not letting Ms. Anderson perform at the Consititional Hall. Also she wrote about it in here ‘My Day’ column, although not including Marian and the D.A.R. by name. As she addressed the issue, she …show more content…

In paragraph 10 it states, “Mrs. Roosevelts’ resigntion thrust the Marian Anderson concert...”In a way, Mrs. Roosevelt resigning from the D.A.R. had drived the Marian Anderson concert. All of this combined turned into a milestone in civil rights history, which led to the attention of discrimation. In addition, Mrs. Roosevelt did not attended to the concert as she was worried that she would overshadow Mrs. Anderson victorious moment. Paragraph 13 said, “One April 9th, seventh-five thousand people..” Many people had come to see the show and Marian Anderson. The crowd was varied with old, young, white, and black. This was the most diversed audeince anyone had seen at that time. And many thousands more heard over the radios. Further more, after being presented by Secretary Ickes, Ms. Anderson began her concert with the song America. Then the very last song she performed at the concert, with misty eyes, Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen. Ms. Anderson performed at the Lincoln Memorial with a

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