Saturday, April 9, 2016

Today in History


Due to racist policies, Marian Anderson was refused entry to Constitution Hall on this day in 1939.Not to be defeated,...

Posted by Smithsonian Channel on Saturday, April 9, 2016


Read more about the events leading up to this day at: http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/aboutfdr/anderson.html

Two great ladies! Here's to Marian Anderson and to Eleanor Roosevelt who resigned her position from the Daughters of the American Revolution and found a creative way around the rules of the day (which by the way were very WRONG). She also stepped aside and didn't attend the concert so that Marian would receive her full measure of attention. Today's leaders could learn a few things from Eleanor ~ as could we all. Choose to do the right thing even when it costs you.

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