As a youngster, Ms. Price wished to follow the artistic performance qualities of Ms. Marian Anderson, who was the first African American to sing a leading role with Metropolitan Opera, New York; a delegate to the United Nations Human Rights Committee; and, a goodwill ambassadress for the United States Department of State.
YOUTUBE NOTES. Marian Anderson was denied the right to perform at Constitution Hall by the [Daughters of the American Revolution] DAR because of her color. Instead, and at the urging of Eleanor Roosevelt, Harold Ickes permitted her to perform at the Lincoln Memorial on April 9, 1939.
Art will be the last bastion when all else fades away. ~ Timothy White (b 1952), American rock music journalist _________________