If we all believe the Super Bowl commercial from Coca Cola is raising a stink, take a look at this video from 1939. This really sparked outrage!
Marian Anderson, contralto, was to sing in Constitution Hall, the headquarters of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). The DAR is an organization that upholds the legacy, and spirit of the American Revolutionaries, the very ones who fought for our freedom when establishing this land as our country. Ms. Anderson was denied access to Constitution Hall because she was Black. Thanks to First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, Ms. Anderson did sing, and it was on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
Read more about this 1939 controversy: Eleanor Roosevelt & Marian Anderson
How sad we are still having this conversation 75 years later…
Perhaps Coca Cola is the new Rosa Parks of this era.