"I have a great belief in the future of my people and my country."
"Deemed one of the finest contraltos of her time, Marian Anderson became the first African American to perform with the New York Metropolitan Opera in 1955." (Biography.com 2016)
Jesse H. Turner, Sr.
- President Memphis Chapter NAACP
- First African American Chairman of the Shelby County Board of Commissioners
- Civil Rights Leader