Marian Anderson, American Icon Online

Presenter: Tanisha Mitchell

Thursday, April 15, 2021; 7:00-8:00 PM

Marian Anderson is a cultural icon whose contralto voice broke through racial barriers in the operatic world and ultimately in American society. Her beautiful illustrious voice is most memorable through her controversial recital on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1939 and her Metropolitan Opera debut in 1955. The lecture contains a selection performed by the speaker.

Virtual Private Zoom Room - You can join 15 minutes prior to the start time and will be in the waiting room. The presenter will let you into the meeting a few minutes before the program starts.

Please register by April 15, 2021 2:00 pm. Registration button is located at the bottom. Enter a valid email address in order to receive Zoom event joining information by 2 PM of the program date. Recording is strictly prohibited.



Named a "Mover and Shaker" by Library Journal, Tanisha Mitchell is best known for her innovative work in the arts at the Metropolitan Opera and the Freeport Memorial Library.

As a librarian, her curating and archival expertise in the Metropolitan Opera Music Library, which helped the institution discover rare, previously unknown, treasures that reflect its performance history.

Tanisha is also the arts coordinator at the Freeport Memorial Library where she brings an invigorating perspective on classical music and opera programming.

As an entrepreneur, Ms. Mitchell has built an arts outreach company that brings a new spin on opera lectures by using technology, artifacts and even her own singing to teach and inspire audiences. Her opera outreach continues to grow on Long Island through libraries, community centers and beyond.


Thursday Apr 15, 2021
7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM
Event Coordinator    845-352-5700 x 244
There are 91 spaces available.