Washington D.C., DC 20037
When: April 9, 1939
What: Marian Anderson wanted to sing at Constitution Hall in Washington DC, but at the time African-Americans were not allowed to perform there. Instead, Anderson sang on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. 75,000 people attended, and the performance became a symbol of the Civil Rights movement.
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