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Three score and 10 years ago, a concert emancipated a dream

Blocked from the concert halls of Washington, D.C., by racist policies, Marian Anderson performed before a crowd of thousands at the Lincoln Memorial. Blocked from the concert halls of Washington, D.C., by racist policies, Marian Anderson performed before a crowd of thousands at the Lincoln Memorial. (Hulton Archive/ Getty Images)
By Saul Austerlitz
April 26, 2009

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THE SOUND OF FREEDOM: Marian Anderson, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Concert That Awakened America By Raymond Arsenault Bloomsbury, 309 pp., illustrated, $25 (Full article: 842 words)

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