Secretary Jewell to Commemorate 75th Anniversary Of Marian Anderson's Concert at Lincoln Memorial

Last edited 4/27/2016

WASHINGTON – On April 9, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join 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.

The concert was arranged by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and then-Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes after the Daughters of the American Revolution refused to allow Anderson, one of the 20th Century's most accomplished singers, to perform at DAR Constitution Hall because she was African-American.


  • Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior
  • Robert Vogel, Superintendent, National Mall and Memorial Parks
  • Washington Performing Arts Society's Children of the Gospel Choir
  • Monamma AL-Ghuiyy, Park Ranger, President's Park
  • John W. Ross Elementary School Third Grade Choir
  • Karin Paludan, Teaching Artist, Washington Performing Arts Society


Commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Marian Anderson's Easter Sunday concert.


Lincoln Memorial Plaza.


11:00 a.m. EDT, Wednesday, April 9, 2014.


Satellite trucks may only access the Lincoln Memorial from Independence Avenue. There will be limited designated spaces available for trucks, first come first served, no spaces for crew vehicles.

Media wishing to attend are encouraged to RSVP here by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 8.