Marian Anderson visits with a young student in a Philadelphia public school, July 31, 1954.
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Marian Anderson talking to a youngster in a Philadelphia public school

Credit: Marian Anderson Collection, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania

On July 31, 154, Marian Anderson returned to the city of her birth to dedicate the Marian Anderson Recreation Center at 17th and Fitzwater streets on July 31, 1954. That day South Philadelphians turned out by the hundreds to greet their former neighbor.

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