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Commemorative Stamp Ceremony

On January 27, 2005, at the invitation of the U.S. Postal Service and the family of Marian Anderson, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution co-hosted the unveiling of a commemorative United States postage stamp honoring the operatic and concert star at the Society’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.

For many in the audience, the ceremony represented a touching time of healing and at last hopefully a happy ending to a painful chapter in history.

Marian Anderson’s nephew James DePriest, 
Deputy Postmaster General John Nolan, 
and DAR President General Presley Wagoner 
unveil the Marian Anderson commemorative stamp 
at a ceremony hosted at DAR Headquarters.

 

The Marian Anderson commemorative stamp ceremony was filled with touching speeches, performances by renowned mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves and the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, and a reception for the guests. View video clips and a photo slideshow of the ceremony along with the DAR welcome remarks and a sidebar article about the ceremony from the DAR book American Treasure.

Clips from Marian Anderson Commemorative Stamp Ceremony at DAR Headquarters:

DAR President General's Remarks from Commemorative Stamp Ceremony:

Marian Anderson's Nephew's Remarks from Commemorative Stamp Ceremony:

DAR Members Reflect on the Impact of Marian Anderson