The Daughters of the American Revolution lifted their color ban on
Washington's Constitution Hall. Announced the Daughters: famed Soprano
Dorothy Maynor will sing there next season with the National Symphony
Orchestra. She will be the first Negro artist to appear in Constitution
Hall (other than in amateur and benefit performances) since Marian
Anderson was turned away in 1939.
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