On Easter Sunday 1939, one of America’s greatest voices sang on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. She donned a fur coat against the fifty-degree bluster to perform outdoors. Despite the direct intervention of the First Lady, performance venues across Washington, D.C., had refused to open their stage doors to the world renowned African American contralto, Marian Anderson.
The Learning and Innovation Office at the Library of Congress is excited to invite formal and informal educators working with 3rd through 12th grade students to join us for a unique in-person workshop experience. This single-day program will take place from 10 am to 4 pm on Monday, April 22, in the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building.
The Library also decided to try something new. Members of the Learning and Innovation team contacted two local high schools with active media production programs for students and asked whether they might be interested in learning about the Omar Ibn Said and helping us tell its story through film.