Marian Anderson and the Civil Rights Movement

Bernstein rehearsing with singer Marian Anderson at Lewisohn Stadium, New York. June 1947. (Music Division)

Bernstein rehearsing with singer Marian Anderson at Lewisohn Stadium, New York. June 1947. (Music Division)

This year marks the 70th anniversary of Marian Anderson's historic performance on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Today, Soundcheck looks at her legacy -- as a civil rights figure and as a singer -- with African American opera star Denyce Graves and Raymond Arsenault, author of the book The Sound of Freedom.