My Lord What a Morning Author:Marian Anderson Random notes from Miss Anderson's autobiography: — a Mr. Young called on my family one day and during the conversation he turned to Mother and told her with the air of a prophet, "Mrs. Anderson, I am going to tell you something. You mark my words, one of these days this child is going to earn fifty dollars a night." — If it had not been singing, ... more »it might have been medicine. At least that's what I dreamed about when I was a youngster and what I came back to whenever there were difficult and disappointing moments in connection with singing.
Some people have wondered why I did not decide to make my permanent hoome in Europe, which had accepted me, as others of my group had done on occasion. No such thought ever entered my mind...I had gone to Europe...to reach for a place as a serious artist, but I never doubted that I must return. I was--and am--an American.« less