Profile: Marian Anderson

Who Was Marian Anderson? Born February 27, 1897, in Philadelphia, Marian Anderson displayed vocal talent as a child, but her family could not afford to pay for formal training. Members of her church congregation raised funds for her to attend a music school for a year, and in 1955 she became the first African American singer to perform as a member of the Metropolitan Opera … Continue reading Profile: Marian Anderson

The Black Arts Movement (1965-1975)

The black arts movement was an ideological movement that emerged in the USA in the early 1960s when black artists and intellectuals came together to organise, study and think about what a new black art and black politics movement might be the movement was inspired by the revolutions in China, Cuba and successful African and Asian independence movements, as well as the rise of black … Continue reading The Black Arts Movement (1965-1975)