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Voice of Freedom

Season 33 Episode 2 | 1hr 39m 49s

On Easter Sunday, 1939, contralto Marian Anderson stepped up to a microphone in front of the Lincoln Memorial. Inscribed on the walls of the monument behind her were the words “all men are created equal.”

Aired: 12/20/21 | Expires: 02/14/24
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