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Born February 27, 1897, in Philadelphia, Marian Anderson displayed vocal talent as a child, but her family could not afford to pay for formal training. Members of her church congregation raised funds for her to attend a music school for a year, and in 1955 she became the first African American singer to perform as a member of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. #BlackHistory #OurHistory #heezageek #ifollow #instafollow #instahistory #thegeek #follow  (Taken with Instagram)

Born February 27, 1897, in Philadelphia, Marian Anderson displayed vocal talent as a child, but her family could not afford to pay for formal training. Members of her church congregation raised funds for her to attend a music school for a year, and in 1955 she became the first African American singer to perform as a member of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. #BlackHistory #OurHistory #heezageek #ifollow #instafollow #instahistory #thegeek #follow (Taken with Instagram)