Marian Anderson at the Lincoln Memorial: Eleanor Roosevelt, Harold Ickes, & Racial Discrimination
What does the Lincoln Memorial mean to us today? In this episode of BRIdge from the Past, Mary examines pictures of Marian Anderson’s 1939 concert at the Lincoln Memorial. After being denied a performance in Constitution Hall due to racial discrimination, Anderson was invited with the help of several individuals to deliver the biggest concert of her career in front of 75,000 people on Easter Sunday, 1939. How did Harold Ickes and Eleanor Roosevelt’s actions showcase a call for racial equality throughout the United States in 1939? What legacy did Anderson’s legendary performance have on the Lincoln Memorial?
Monuments and Memory: The Dedication of the Lincoln Memorial | BRIdge from the Past
What does the Lincoln Memorial mean to us today? In this episode of BRIdge from the Past, Mary examines images of the 1922 dedication of the Lincoln Memorial as it celebrates its one-hundredth anniversary in 2022. What do these images reveal about the state of the country in 1922? Has the meaning of this memorial changed since then?
Eleanor Roosevelt and Marian Anderson
By the end of this section, you will explain how the Great Depression and the New Deal impacted American political, social, and economic life over time.