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.
- Marian Anderson Stamp Ceremony Slideshow
- DAR President General's Welcome Remarks
- Stamp Ceremony Article from American Treasure (PDF)
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