Blackface Project™ - Marian Anderson Red Eyes Series

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Blackface Project

Red Eyes Series

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Marian Anderson 

(February 27, 1897 – April 8, 1993) was an American contralto. She performed a wide range of music, from opera to spirituals. Anderson performed with renowned orchestras in major concert and recital venues throughout the United States and Europe between 1925 and 1965. Anderson was an important figure in the struggle for African-American artists to overcome racial prejudice in the United States during the mid-twentieth century. On January 7, 1955, In 1939 during the era of racial segregation, the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) refused to allow Anderson to sing to an integrated audience in Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. Anderson became the first African-American singer to perform at the Metropolitan Opera.

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The Blackface Project 

is not about blackface, minstrels, and demeaning caricatures. While the history of blackface is sad, there is no need to continue to give the word power but rather compassion for those who used it in the past and today in entertainment, fashion, and politics. 

The Blackface Project re-defined are images of historical figures that have made significant contributions to humanity and who have a face that is her many shades.


The image is printed with fade-resistant inks on a lightweight 5 oz. Hanes ComfortSoft pre-shrunk 100% cotton crew neck plain white tee.


Washing Instructions: Machine gentle wash in cold water and regular temperature dry 

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