American Masters

Marian Anderson overcame discrimination with Danbury farm

Clip: 02/08/2022 | 1m 34s  | Video has closed captioning.

Anderson bought her beloved farm in Danbury, CT, with her husband, Orpheus Fisher. Despite her reverence and Fisher being able to pass as white, the couple still encountered racism while attempting to buy the farm. The couple persevered and expanded their purchase to 100 acres of land they later dubbed Marianna Farms.

Aired: 02/08/22

Rating: NR

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