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Abraham is the Man April 5, 2009

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WHEN: Sunday, April 12th @ 3:00pm (FREE!!)
WHERE: The Lincoln Memorial
WHAT: Marian Anderson Tribute Concert
www.abrahamlincoln200.org

On April 12, 2009, the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission will be holding a tribute to Marian Anderson’s historic concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1939.  In 1939, Miss Anderson was denied the right to sing at DAR Constitution Hall because of the color of her skin.  With the help of Eleanor Roosevelt and others, Miss Anderson performed at the Lincoln Memorial to a crowd of 75,000.

We hope to reach that same number of attendees for this concert as well!  Highlights include opera singer Denyce Graves, acclaimed a capella group Sweet Honey In The Rock, the Chicago Children’s Choir, a naturalization ceremony, THE US MARINE BAND, and former Secretary of State GENERAL COLIN POWELL (Ret.), who will deliever the keynote address.

For more information, please visit http://www.lincolnbicentennial.gov/calendar/lm-rededication-series-4-12-09.aspx.

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1. jflack4prez - April 10, 2009

Yo I’m commenting to remind everyone of this event. I am definitely going and I think Jason is definitely coming with me. Sweet Honey in the Rock is sick. Ya’ll should all come, this event will be tight. The more the merrier.


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