American Masters

Marian Anderson's singing recalls America's racial unrest

Clip: 02/08/2022 | 3m 14s  | Video has closed captioning.

In 1919, Marian Anderson traveled to Chicago for a six-week opera course. Decades later, the city's lasting impression on her was heard through her rendition of the spiritual folk song, "Crucifixion," which evoked memories of the racial unrest she saw during her time there.

Aired: 02/08/22

Rating: NR

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