Marion Anderson was born in 1897 in Philidalphia, Pennsylvania. Marion spent most of her time listening to her father singing. She also song with her father from time to time. In church she was in a chorus in her church, people loved her singing. she loved her church so much because she loves singing.when she was 19 she auditioned at giuseppe boghetti in France. In 1925- 1935 she did concerts in Germany, Scandinavia, France , Russia, and Austrialia. in 1936 she song at carniegi hall in in new york for president and wife Elanor roosevelt.
In 1939 marion anderson peformed at the lincoln memorial from the approval of Elanor roosevelt. She was the first african american concert artist to record spirituals for a major american recorording company called victor talking machine. Her largest obstacle was her mom dieing ,she died at age 89. A few weeks later they set up a big funeral in san deigo.
She was important because she was a black who had a beatiful voice. And a very brave black who stood up for herself . In a few years later after her mom died marion anderson died at age 96,but even though she died people rememerd her as a black with a big heart and a great voice. Anderson was the first african american to metropolitan opera house in new york since she died.