Marian Anderson: Once in a Hundred Years on March 1
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Considered one of the most important opera performers of the 20th century, the celebrated contralto was born in South Philadelphia in 1897 and played a vital role in the acceptance of African Americans in classical music and other segregated performing arts genres. The film traces the arc of Anderson’s life and her struggles against racism and poverty.

Sunday, March 1 at 5:30 p.m. on Nine PBS.

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Marian Anderson (1897–1993) is considered one of the most important opera performers of the 20th century. The celebrated contralto was born in South Philadelphia on Feb. 27, 1897, and played a vital role in the acceptance of African Americans in classical music and other segregated performing arts genres. MARIAN ANDERSON: ONCE IN A HUNDRED YEARS traces the arc of Anderson’s life and her struggles