Marian Anderson’s debut at the Metropolitan Opera House in 1955 broke through the company’s longstanding Jim Crow practices. Carol Oja, Professor of Music at Harvard University, revisits the campaign waged by the NAACP and Anderson’s manager, Sol Hurok, to gain equal access to concert halls and major performance institutions.
Seventh Annual Robert Kelley Memorial Lecture Series
Weeks Center for Recording & Performance, Clarke Recital Hall
Carol Oja, lecturer