Women’s History: January 7

7 Jan

January 7, 1955, Marian Anderson is the first African-American woman to sing at the Metropolitan Opera.  Anderson was one of the most famous American contraltos of the 20th Century.  With the aid of President Roosevelt and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, Anderson performed a critically acclaimed open-air concert on Easter Sunday, in 1939 on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

Happy Birthday, Katie Couric.  I will always love her for this moment with Sarah Palin.

Happy Birthday, Zora Neale Hurston, pioneering scholar of African American folklore.

Quote of the day:

    Ships at a distance have every man’s wish on board. For some they have come in with the tide. For others they sail forever on the horizon, never out of sight, never landing, until the Watcher turns his eyes away in resignation, his dreams mocked to death by Time. That is the life of men. Now, women forget all those things they don’t want to remember, and remember everything they don’t want to forget. The dream is the truth. Then they act and do things accordingly.  Zora Neale Hurston




One Response to “Women’s History: January 7”


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