♪♫Marian Anderson♫♪

You lose a lot of time, hating people ~Marian A. 🎹

     Marian Anderson, one of the first African American women singer/musician to perform as a member of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. Born Feb. 27, 1897, Marian grew up with 3 sisters. (Marian being the eldest) When Marian was only eight years old, she got her first piano for her birthday. Marian taught herself how to play piano, since she did not know how well. Marian's father died only four years later, when Marian was twelve years old. Even though her father died, Marian didn't give up. In fact, her fathers death only made her try harder. Marian or Baby Contralto was quickly playing and singing professionally. She studied for two years with Boghetti and eventually became one of the finest contraltos of her time.

     I believe that Marian Anderson was a very eager and determined women. I believe this because she didn't give up. Being the African American women was hard enough but the fact that she still got onto the stage and made it history. I also think that she is very brave. It takes a lot of courage to get up on stage in general, but being a African American WOMEN during a sexist and racist time, made her pretty brave. Lastly, I agree with most people that Marian Anderson, like many other people, was a very kind and talented women. Being the fact that she taught herself piano makes her all the more talented as well. 𝄞

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