The DAR was truly honored to celebrate Marian Anderson on the 70th anniversary of her historic concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. On April 12, 2009, the DAR joined with the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and others in paying tribute to Marian Anderson and the momentous 1939 event in a concert at the Lincoln Memorial.
The concert featured musical performances by Denyce Graves, Sweet Honey in the Rock and the Chicago Children’s Choir, and concluded with a naturalization ceremony. DAR was delighted to host a reception at its National Headquarters for those involved with the tribute concert and the newly naturalized citizens. We thank the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission for allowing us the opportunity to join in the celebration of this important event.
- Marian Anderson Tribute Concert and Reception Slideshow
- Press Release: DAR Pays Tribute to Marian Anderson
- Download the program (PDF)
- Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission
A Refrain of Song and Citizenship
Washington Post, April 13, 2009
A historic high note that still resounds
Philadelphia Inquirer, April 10, 2009