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75th Anniversary of Marian Anderson’s Concert at the Lincoln Memorial


April 9, 2014

WASHINGTON – On April 9, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell joined the Washington Performing Arts Society and local high school and elementary school children on the plaza of the Lincoln Memorial to commemorate Marian Anderson’s historic Easter Day concert in 1939.


  • Robert Vogel, Superintendent of the National Parks Service, leads the ceremony in front of the Lincoln Memorial.
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    Robert Vogel Superintendent NPS
  • Karin Paludan, Washington Performing Arts Society Teaching Artist, leads Washington D.C’s Ross Elementary School 3rd Grade Class and the WPAS Children of the Gospel Choir in a number that Marian Anderson sang. DOI
    Karin Paludan Singing
  • Secretary Jewell and D.C. 4th-grade student Sky Jabali-Rainey, who is seen dressed as Marian Anderson, commemorate Anderson’s historic 1939 performance on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. DOI
    Secretary speaking with 4th grade student Sky Jabali-Rainey- dressed as Marian Anderson
  • Robert Vogel Superintendent NPS
  • Karin Paludan Singing
  • Secretary speaking with 4th grade student Sky Jabali-Rainey- dressed as Marian Anderson