National Affairs: Anderson Affair

On Washington's sunny Easter afternoon, at the base of the Lincoln Memorial, Negro Contralto Marian Anderson sang America, Ave Maria, My Soul Is Anchored in the Lord for a crowd of 75,000, including Harold LeClair Ickes, Henry Morgenthau, many another Capital bigwig. Singer Anderson had waived her $1,750 fee, nobody paid admission, her program was considerably below her artistic par. This was all because, by last week, the Anderson Affair had become more a matter of politics than of Art or even of Race. After the D. A. R. kept Miss Anderson out of...

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